Kidman: “Big Little Lies” Season 2 Ain’t Happening

HBO’s event series “Big Little Lies” finished in early April and at the time fans of the show were calling for more, despite the story being effectively self-contained and not requiring another season.

Director Jean-Marc Vallee ruled out the possibility of more, saying: “There is no way; there’s no reason to make a season two”. However, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, who both scored acclaim for their turns in the series along with producing it, have previously expressed enthusiasm about returning.

At the same time author Liane Moriarty, who wrote the book that was adapted for the series, said she was approached by the producers to think about a story for season two.

Now though, Kidman thinks it’s over. Speaking with her former “Moulin Rouge” co-star Ewan McGregor in Variety’s Actors on Actors series, she expressed doubt over there being anymore:

“It was a book so it was pretty finite. We got the taste for it, so we’re like, ‘Oh, what a pity.’ You never know, you always hope, but there’s no story, there is absolutely no prospects right now.”

Kidman previously said her character’s backstory is complicated, and not fully explored, which would be plenty of material for a second season to look into.