Big Little Lies is returning for Season 2, and it looks as though all the show's leading ladies will be back with it. Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon confirmed their returns a couple months ago, and now it has been announced that Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz, and Laura Dern will all be back for what could be another award-winning season of the series. I mean, this season has Meryl Streep added to the cast, so awards are mandatory right?
Shailene Woodley's return is the least surprising of the bunch, as much of Season 1 of Big Little Lies hinged on her story. Season 2 will show her character Jane Chapman attempting to start a new life following the dramatic conclusion to the season, and hopefully her son Ziggy (Young Sheldon actor Iain Armitage) won't get blamed for any sort of trouble this coming season to prevent that from happening.
Zoë Kravitz will once again portray the second wife of Madeline's ex-husband Bonnie, who may not be as free-spirited as she once was in Season 1. Bonnie's character description would imply (spoiler alert) she's not over her role in the killing of Perry, whose death was ultimately ruled an accident by the detectives. Bonnie will struggle with what happened that night, and EW reported Kravitz character will also be faced with some demons from her past.
Bonnie's issue with the cover-up of Perry's death could pose a problem for the women down the road, as revealing the truth behind what happened could land them in trouble with the law. Big Little Lies fans may remember there was one detective still skeptical about what happened, and with Meryl Streep coming into the town as Perry's mother, there's another person that Bonnie could foreseeably spill the beans to about what actually went down that night.
Laura Dern will also come back to play the amazing Renata Klein, who is said to be facing some marriage challenges with her husband Gordon in Big Little Lies Season 2. Given Renata's fire and fury she rained down on Monterey when her daughter Amabella was being bullied, I don't like Gordon's odds of survival if he's in the wrong in this situation. Dern won a Golden Globe and an Emmy for her role as Renata in Season 1, so naturally, all eyes will be on her and whatever's next for her character when Season 2 premieres.
Season 2 of Big Little Lies is expected to air sometime in 2019. For more information on shows set to premiere in 2018, head on over to our midseason premiere guide.
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