After months of will-they-or-won't-they speculation, we might be one step closer to getting a second season of Big Little Lies. According to TVLine, HBO is looking to go into production by spring 2018 on season two of the miniseries, which was based on Liane Moriarty's bestselling novel of the same name. Although HBO has yet to officially confirm, BLL writer David Kelley has told TVLinethat plans were afoot.
"We're kicking around ideas and trying to lasso the talent [and] get the band back together," Kelley said. "It's just a lot of logistical things. But I'm optimistic because everyone wants to do it. We feel we still have storytelling to do. No decision has been made yet, but we're hopeful. Where we left it, I felt like it did open the opportunity for a lot more storytelling."
Nicole Kidman, who starred in and executive produced the show, has said that she would be up for another season if the storyline was "worthy." Since the star-studded drama concluded in April, the BLL cast have been dropping hints about a second season, leading fans to search for confirmation whether or not the show would continue.
"Reese and I, and Laura Dern were together the other night and we were like, okay. So we're working on it," Kidman told ELLE.com back in June. "We would love to bring it to you if it's worthy. We don't want to do it [if it's not] because the great thing about Big Little Lies is the characters are rich. They're complex, they're very well defined, and that's why we go, 'Well, that does warrant exploration if there is further storylines we can explore here,' you know?"
Writer Liane Moriarty has also said that she's opening to writing more material for a second season. "I have started to think about ways this could continue," Moriarty told the Sydney Morning Herald. "The producers have asked me to see if I can come up with some ideas. I wouldn't write a new book but perhaps a new story and then we'll see what happens…there's definitely places you can go."
Moriarty thinks that potential sequels could touch on Bonnie's backstory from the original book and Celeste's grieving process after Perry's death, which happened in the season one finale. "When you've been through a relationship like that, how do you feel now?" she said. "How would she feel? She's grieving. She's still grieving for the end of a terrible relationship and I think that would be a really interesting thing to explore."
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