Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern are on vacation together with their kids. (No, you’re screaming in ecstasy.) On Friday afternoon, they paused the wine-guzzling and beach-meandering to answer questions via Instagram livestream, ahead of Sunday’s “Big Little Lies” finale.
One such question was, of course, whether there would be a second season of the HBO murder-mystery hit. The sound cut in and out while Witherspoon and Dern were answering, but we were able to make out enough of their responses to know that it’s being discussed. The actresses said it’s ultimately up to writer David E. Kelley, who would have to concoct follow-up storylines that depart from the Liane Moriarty novel on which the show is based.
But just let that sink in: There could very well be another “Big Little Lies” season.
Once more, with feeling: There could very well be another “Big Little Lies” season.
Dern was asked the same question during a “Watch What Happens Live” appearance last week, to which she gave a coy answer that hinted at a possible affirmative.
Ratings have consistently climbed since the show’s Feb. 19 premiere. Across all of HBO’s platforms, “Big Little Lies” averages 7 million viewers, according to Deadline. That’s about half the eyeballs “Westworld” attracts, but more than most of the network’s comedies.
(UPDATE: Here is Witherspoon’s full quote, according to InStyle: “One of the main questions everyone keeps asking us is is there going to be a season two. We’ve been talking with the writer, and you guys should Facebook Liane Moriarty and tell her how much you want to see ‘Big Little Lies 2.’ That would be good. She’s thinking about ideas, and so we would love to hear ideas.”)
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