Amongst all the hype for the final season of Game Of Thrones, HBO snuck in a little something this weekend for one of its big successes of 2017. The network released a teaser trailer for season two of the critically-acclaimed series Big Little Lies. Additionally, film icon Meryl Streep will be gracing the series with her presence.
Picking up where the first season left off, Monterey friends Madeline, Celeste, Jane, Renata, and Bonnie (played by Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, and Zöe Kravitz, respectively) are moving on with their lives after covering up the death of Celeste’s abusive husband Perry (Alexander Skarsgård). However, rumors have been circulating around the peninsula. So much so that the friends are referred to as the “Monterey Five.” As the police continue their investigation, another obstacle has been added to their daily lives: the arrival of Perry’s mother Mary Louise (Streep), who seems to plan on finding the truth herself.
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The first season was a beautifully filmed and emotionally-driven drama that gave a peek into the damaged lives of some of the members of Monterey’s upper class citizens. Kidman was immaculate as a physically and emotionally abused wife praying for a way out but paralyzed by fear. Witherspoon and Dern embodied the personas of the “keeping up with the Jones'” types, constantly bickering back and forth before becoming allies in a time of need. Woodley and Kravitz continue to build impressive résumés with this series, as Woodley’s Jane plays a key figure in Perry’s untimely demise. Created for television by the genius behind Ally McBeal and The Practice, Mr. David E. Kelley (based on the novel Liane Moriarty) season two looks to repeat the ratings and critical success it achieved with its first go-round.
Big Little Lies premieres June 9th on HBO.
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