Big Little Lies just ended its second season, and there are already many wondering about Season 3. Could the HBO series make a third run for it? Well, HBO president Casey Bloys has weighed in on the possibility, and his answer addresses many of the angles. Bloys said:
I would say never say never, [but]… on the face of it, there’s no obvious place to go, no obvious story. That said, it’s an extraordinary group actors and producers and writers and directors, so if they all came to me and said, 'We have the greatest take — listen to this!' I would certainly be open to it.
Unlikely, yet theoretically within the realm of possibility? That seems to be the answer Casey Bloys gave reporters, per TVLine. He has quite a few sound reasons for why Season 3 would not instinctively happen. First, he indicates there is really no creative impetus for the story to continue. Big Little Lies has managed to overcome that before, though.
Originally slated to be a limited series adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s novel of the same name, Big Little Lies ended up returning. The show’s creator, David E. Kelley, previously revealed he did not want to continue beyond Season 1, but the second season did end up happening, and the ratings for the premiere proved many were anticipating it.
Could that be enough to continue? Well, HBO’s president is clearly not opposed to doing another season of Big Little Lies. You would have to big little crazy not too, right? If a show is successful and the megastars involved want to continue, why not? But, that all-star cast might turn out to be a not so little issue that stands in its way.
Last year, Nicole Kidman weighed in on the potential of a Big Little Lies Season 3 well before Season 2 had even begun airing. The actress sounded very open to the idea. However, she pointed out that it would be challenging to get the entire group of actors back together, but added that they would “love to do it.”
In truth, everything that made Nicole Kidman decide to return for Season 2 remains the same. Storylines have shelf lives, but good characters do not. There is still a chance to dig into the Monterey 5’s lives, who they are, et cetera, for another season. A lot would have to come together to make it happen, though.
Hopefully, no one is making any decisions that would make it difficult to do a Season 3. Big Little Lies’ production designer previously revealed that the show ran into some issues following its Season 2 renewal. So, coming back required some extra effort.
There was a lot of wait-and-see when it came to Big Little Lies’ Season 2 renewal, only to have the cast return and add Meryl Streep. Hence, it all worked out. Even if fans did not get to see that epic ice cream scene between Streep and Reese Witherspoon's characters. It would seem the door is still open, if only a bit. Stay tuned!
Big Little Lies is over, but new summer television is still raging on.