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Posted Wednesday 7/11/18 at 9:21PM EDT
Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty will see another of her novels be turned into a TV seires
Netflix is adapting Moriarty's Three Wishes, about three wildly different sisters whose Manhattan wedding weekend celebration ends in tragedy. Moriarty will also serve as executive producer.
Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 11:58PM EDT
Sharp Objects premiere viewership was bigger than Big Little Lies
About 1.5 million watched the premiere of the Amy Adams-starring HBO limited series, which was HBO's most-watched debut since Westworld in 2016. Sharp Objects and Big Little Lies have been compared to each other since they both are female-fronted series starring big-name movie actresses. They also share the same director and executive producer, Jean-Marc Vallée.
Posted Saturday 7/07/18 at 10:36AM EDT
HBO programming chief Casey Bloys wants to make sure female storytellers are "well represented"
That was his goal with prestige female-centered series like Sharp Objects and Big Little Lies. “I think the power of female friendships is timeless so there is just an appeal to the storytelling,” says Bloys. “So it may seem on the outside like we are going to have all female stories all the time, and while I am proud of that, they have to be interesting stories and have something to say about how we live. We are not picking these shows just because they are female point of view, but we are doing them because they are interesting and compelling.”
Posted Friday 6/15/18 at 4:58PM EDT
Big Little Lies recruits Denis O'Hare
The True Blood alum is returning to HBO to recur as a new Big Little Lies character named Ira Farber.
Posted Tuesday 6/12/18 at 1:37PM EDT
Meet the "TV Tourist" who vacations where her favorite shows are set
Catherine Baab-Muguira is such a big fan of The Office she traveled to Scranton, Pennsylvania for a vacation even though the NBC comedy was filmed in Los Angeles. "Some people play golf or rock-climb," she says. "I get a little obsessed with my favorite shows, sometimes so obsessed I even commit some light trespassing. I’d say this is one of the pleasures of our era: The golden age of TV has given us a golden age of TV tourism. You can visit sets and settings that take you closer to this bit of popular art you love, so that later you can re-watch it in a fresh way, newly immersed. In the last few years, I’ve gone to Utah Mormon country because of Big Love, the Florida Keys because of Bloodline; Monterey, California, because of Big Little Lies; and Breckenridge, Colorado because of CNN’s High Profits." She adds: "Visiting a filming location gives me an added layer of appreciation for the show itself—its mood, its characters’ motivations, its carefully cultivated atmosphere. When I return to these series, it feels like my viewing experience is suddenly in 360 degrees."
Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 7:42AM EDT
Shailene Woodley says she almost quit acting before joining Big Little Lies
The actress tells Net-A-Porter magazine that she "had hit a wall with acting" before her HBO role came along. ALSO: Woodley and co-stars Laura Dern, Reese Witherspoon and Zoe Kravitz took a break from filming to watch her in Adrift.
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."