Based on Liane Moriarty's best-selling novel, the HBO series Big Little Lies is a murder mystery that unfolds the lives of privileged women who reside in Monterey, California. But it's not just a whodunit story. The show also presents a nuanced portrayal of domestic violence that ties in deeply with its plot. Like the book, the first season reveals the identities of the murderer and the murdered.
Although Big Little Lies was originally called a miniseries, HBO renewed the show for a second season due to its popularity. Its cast of A-list actors, which flaunts Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz, and Laura Dern, will make room for the one and only Meryl Streep in season two. Besides the fact that it will bypass Moriarty's novel, we don't know much about the show's second season.
According to HBO, the second installment of this series will look into the "malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting."