In the final episode of “Big Little Lies” the audience learns the truth about a mysterious murder involving five moms from Monterey, California. But fans of the popular HBO mini-series, which ran from February through April, still have one crucial question: Will there be a Season 2?
The first season already burned through the entirety of the book by Liane Moriarty that the show is based on. The series, though, does end with a seemingly beautiful moment among leading ladies — Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley and Zoë Kravitz — that feels more like a cliffhanger than a conclusion.
On Wednesday, Witherspoon, who also acted as an executive producer on the series, provided a little more information about continuing the story during a visit to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
When DeGeneres asked about a second season, she said, “We hope so. I mean, I feel like it’s — Nicole [Kidman] and I produced as well, so we’ve been talking to the writer Liane Moriarty, who wrote the book, about just new ideas of what these characters could do. But it seems like people just love the characters, so hopefully we can go on.”
Yet, even if Witherspoon and Kidman do convince Moriarty to continue the story, it doesn’t mean everyone involved in the project will be on board.
Director Jean-Marc Vallée told the The Hollywood Reporter in April he’s not interested to doing another season.
In regards to the cliffhanger ending, he said: “It’s up to the audience and their imagination to figure out.”
Yet, he did also tell Vulture that another season would provide one great perk: “The show ended on a high note ― why drag it on, other than to see the remarkable cast reconvene?”
That’s reason enough for us!