Big Little LiesLatest News and Opinion
Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 10:33AM EDT
Big Little Lies is bringing back P.J. Byrne
The actor, whose Tremors pilot was rejected by Syfy, will reprise his HBO role as Principal Nippal.
Posted Friday 5/11/18 at 1:50PM EDT
David E. Kelley thinks a woman should reboot Ally McBeal, says Meryl Streep's "delicious" character inspired more Big Little Lies
"I do think because of the gender politics that were so part and parcel of Ally McBeal, it's become very relevant and ripe," Kelley tells The Hollywood Reporter of his Emmy-winning Fox series. "So, I'd be open to the idea of Ally McBeal being done again, but I don't think it should be done by me. If it were going to be done, it really should be done by a woman. If it's going to be new, it should be new and different. And I did it: 100 hours." As for returning to Big Little Lies for a second season, Kelly says author Liane Moriarty had a "genius" idea to introduce the character played by Streep. "It's a delicious character and I felt bringing her in was both liberating and daunting," he says. "Daunting because she sets a high bar and you have to measure up, but liberating in that now the show's not going to be compared to last year. There was freedom in that."
Posted Monday 5/07/18 at 10:00PM EDT
Big Little Lies adds The Night Of's Poorna Jagannathan
She'll play a new character named Katie Richmond on Season 2 of the HBO drama.
Posted Wednesday 4/25/18 at 1:14PM EDT
Golden Globes announce what could be described as "the Big Little Lies rule"
Big Little Lies competed as a limited series at this year's Globes and was renewed by HBO the next day. So the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced a new rule: "A television limited series that is later renewed for an additional season shall be classified as a series or again as a limited series in that later season depending on the degree of continuity in theme, storyline, main characters and production supervision from the original limited series to the later year of the series."
Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 1:02PM EDT
Here's your first look at Reese Witherspoon and Meryl Streep together on the Big Little Lies set
Paparazzi spotted Streep, Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman filming a scene this week in Monterey.
Posted Tuesday 4/10/18 at 7:15PM EDT
Big Little Lies recruits Martin Donovan to play dad to Zoe Kravitz's character
The former Boss star will recur opposite Crystal Fox, who will play Bonnie's controlling and emotionally abusive mom.
Posted Monday 4/09/18 at 6:11PM EDT
HBO went back and corrected any gender-based pay disparities in response to the Time's Up movement
HBO programming chief Casey Bloys was asked about HBO salaries, particularly with regard to one of his executives' recent gaffe of using the word "raped" to describe the contract negotiations with the Big Little Lies cast for Season 2. Bloys says the pay raise "was 100 percent earned and well worth it." He also described one of the affects of working with Reese Witherspoon: "One of the things that’s come out of thinking about the movement and some conversations with Reese, who’s really at the forefront, is something we’ve done recently," he says. "We’ve proactively gone through all of our shows — in fact, we just finished our process where we went through and made sure that there were no inappropriate disparities in pay; and where there were, if we found any, we corrected it going forward. And that’s is a direct result of the Time's Up movement."
Posted Thursday 4/05/18 at 1:50PM EDT
Here's your first look at Meryl Streep on Big Little Lies
"First day on the set with Meryl and my darling boys," Nicole Kidman wrote in a caption accompanying an Instagram photo of her and her TV sons with Streep as the mother of Alexander Skarsgard’s deceased character.
Posted Thursday 4/05/18 at 12:48AM EDT
Robert De Niro says he'd be up for playing Meryl Streep's husband on Big Little Lies
Asked by Entertainment Tonight if he'd give a TV role a shot on the HBO series, De Niro responded: "Yeah, sure I would. Television is not the way it was when I was a young actor. It's totally different. They’re doing very good work in television."
Posted Tuesday 4/03/18 at 6:29PM EDT
Big Little Lies bringing back four from Season 1, including Merrin Dungey and Robin Weigert
Season 1 veterans Kathryn Newton and Sarah Sokolovic will also return for the second season of the HBO series.
Posted Tuesday 3/27/18 at 7:23PM EDT
Shailene Woodley may look completely different for Big Little Lies Season 2
The actress unveiled a new black-hair-and-bangs look, but it's not clear if it's for the HBO series.
Posted Tuesday 3/27/18 at 2:09PM EDT
Big Love alum Douglas Smith is returning to HBO in Big Little Lies
The Alienist star, who played Bill and Barb Henrickson's son on Big Love, has landed the new Big Little Lies role of Corey Brockfield, "an off-beat surfer, aspiring marine biologist and Jane’s co-worker."
Posted Monday 3/19/18 at 10:12PM EDT
Big Little Lies begins Season 2 production
Laura Dern posted an Instagram picture of her and Reese Witherspoon on set this afternoon. "Madeline and Renata are back," she wrote.
Posted Friday 3/16/18 at 10:02PM EDT
Adam Scott discusses Ghosted's revamp, Big Little Lies and how Aziz Ansari is "doing great"
"I don’t know what to say on the record about Aziz. I don’t want to say anything that would be misconstrued," Scott says of his former Parks and Recreation co-star, in an interview with Vulture. "I’ll say this: Aziz is doing great. He’s a great, lovely guy. How’s that?" As for Fox's Ghosted tonal revamp: "I’ll say this: I think it’s possible for a bunch of well-meaning people to enjoy working with each other and realize at some point they were each working on different shows," he says. "That’s what happened with us. Part of it was me thinking we were making a mix of Midnight Run and The Twilight Zone, without considering that everybody might not like Midnight Run or even know what I meant when I said that."
Posted Tuesday 3/13/18 at 12:23PM EDT
HBO drama chief regrets saying Big Little Lies cast "raped" the network with Season 2 salary demands
“From a budget standpoint, going into Season 2 of Big Little Lies without any options in place, we’ve been… um… short of raped,” Deadline quoted HBO drama chief Francesca Orsi as saying at the INTV conference in Jerusalem. After her words were picked up, Orsi walked back her comments. “Obviously, I am embarrassed by my poor choice of words,” she said on Tuesday in a statement to TVLine. “We are extremely proud of Big Little Lies and excited for the second season.”