‘Big Little Lies’ teases major drama

The HBO miniseries will kick off its second season on June 9 with seven episodes and two major additions: a new director — “American Honey’s” Andrea Arnold — and the queen of the screen herself, Meryl Streep.
But Streep isn’t the only big name in the show.
The murder mystery’s first season followed Madeline Mackenzie (Reese Witherspoon), Celeste Wright (Nicole Kidman) and Jane Chapman (Shailene Woodley), three mothers in Monterey, California, who seem to have perfect lives. But once a school scandal erupts and the truth begins to unravel, things get complicated. (Here’s to no spoilers for those who haven’t watched the series yet). The plot is based on the best-selling book by Liane Moriarty, who originally set the story in Australia.
The cast also includes Zoë Kravitz, Adam Scott and Laura Dern.
HBO says the second season will “continue to explore the malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting.” And in what sounds like a promise: “things could get messy.”
It’s fair to say fans are excited.
“Only the queen #MerylStreep could take your eyes away from #GameofThrones [night,]” one Twitter user said on Facebook.
“I seriously can’t wait,” another fan said. “It looks SO good!!!”
If you’re trying to decide whether to start the show, there’s this: Moriarty told CNN in 2014 she was inspired after hearing a friend’s story about kindergarten girls walking out of class with bite marks.
“They actually got the little boys to line up. When this girlfriend was telling me the story, I was just so enthralled by the little drama that went on in the playground, and imagining how you would feel if you were one of the parents, hoping that it wasn’t your child that had actually done the biting. In the end, the little girls finally gave in and admitted they had bitten themselves. It’s little stories like that (which inspire me),” she had said back then.

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