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I was a bit surprised when it was announced that Season 2 of Big Little Lies was happening. Make no mistake, I liked Season 1. Plus, the way the first season ended did leave some room for a second season to happen. However, Season 1 of Big Little Lies was based on a book which did not have a sequel.
Hence, a lack of source material for a second season just left me naturally thinking that Big Little Lies would just be a miniseries. Yet, that is not the case. Season 2 is happening and both Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are confirmed to return. It is expected that Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz and Laura Dern will also reprise their roles.
The actresses in Big Little Lies are extremely talented. Still, it is never a bad idea to add more talent. You cannot add a bigger talent to this television show than Meryl Streep. Yes, you read that correctly. Meryl Streep has been cast in Season 2 of Big Little Lies. Streep will play Mary Louise Wright who is the mother of Perry Wright (Alexander Skarsgard).
Perry was the abusive husband of Nicole Kidman’s character. In the end, he turned out to be the person who was murdered in Season 1 of Big Little Lies. Mary Louise Wright will arrive in Monterey out of strong concern for the well-being of her grandchildren and in search of answers about Perry’s death.
A Stunning Addition
I liked Season 1 of Big Little Lies but I was not dying to see Season 2. I was absolutely going to watch it but the wait has not been agonising. That has all changed with the casting of Meryl Streep. I cannot wait for Season 2 of Big Little Lies. I was shocked in the best way possible when I heard the news about this casting. This is because of one reason; Big Little Lies has added the greatest actress of all time to its cast.
Her Oscar nomination for her role in The Post means that Meryl Streep has now received twenty-one Oscar nominations in her career. No other actress comes close to this number. Meryl Streep is a Hollywood legend and she will bring so much to Season 2 of Big Little Lies. Whenever I have seen her in a film, she just exudes class and gravitas. To see her act alongside an already brilliant cast in a TV show is such an exciting prospect.
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