When Big Little Lies Season 2 Might Hit HBO

The trio and their kids in Episode 1

This year's Emmy Awards was an exciting one, after a year full of new and innovative television. The two big winners of the night were female-centric stories The Handmaid's Tale and Big Little Lies, the latter of which was produced over at HBO. BLL was nominated for a whopping 16 awards this season, taking home eight for the miniseries categories. Rumors quickly began to swirl that a second season might be happening, despite urges against it by director Jean-Marc Vallée. But the statues speak for themselves, and it would be no surprise to see the show return for a second season. Now we know when it may begin production.

It appears that Big Little Lies may begin production on Season 2 in the Spring of 2018. This report by TV Line indicates the haste to bring us back to Monterey, and the bonkers and complicated cast of women who make up the town. No official word has been given from the camps over at HBO, but the network has made its interest in a second season clear. And filming this spring would allow the show to return in time for fall TV, which would be a difference from its March premiere date during Season 1.

Shortly after Season 1 premiered on the network, author Liane Moriarty began formulating ideas for a possible second season. Her original novel of the same name did not have a sequel, so there was a lack of precedence in returning to the story. But Moriarty no doubt knows the characters better than any of us, and could help logically and creatively fill in the blanks.

After all, Big Little Lies did leave quite a few doors open for another season. While the cast of women were seen happily enjoying the beach and Celeste was free from Perry's abuse, they'd all lied to the police. They weren't exactly friends before the Trivia Night incident, so it's unclear how this motley crew will be able to keep this secret. Additionally, the final shots showed someone eyeing the ladies down, no doubt Detective Quinlan. She wasn't buying their story about Perry's fall, especially after what the other parents and the teachers said about them.

Additionally, there was a major plot point regarding Bonnie (Zoe Kravitz) in the Big Little Lies novel that wasn't included during the miniseries. We'll no doubt see this addressed if the show returns for Season 2, allowing Kravitz to have a more substantial role. Of course, scheduling would likely be a challenge for BLL in its second season. The cast is chock full of Hollywood's busiest actresses, so it may take some creative scheduling to get them all on board. But the cast has also unanimously expressed interest in reprising their roles, so they'll likely make it a priority.

We'll update you on Big Little Lies' possible Season 2 once details become public. In the meantime, check out our fall premiere list to plan your next binge watch.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.