MERYL STREEP JOINS ‘BIG LITTLE LIES’ CAST FOR SEASON 2!

HBO’s second season of Big Little Lies, has just multiplied its star quotient!

Meryl Streep (who got shout-outs on Instagram from Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern), is confirmed to be joining the cast of the hit HBO series which is based on Liane Moriarty’s novel of the same name.

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With fans clamoring for a second season, and the show scoring awards season gold with Golden Globe and Emmy Awards wins, a follow up season seemed inevitable.

Streep, who just celebrated her 21st Oscar nomination for her lead role in The Post, will play Mary Louise Wright, mother to the now deceased Perry Wright (Alexander Skarsgard), who was the abusive husband of Celeste (Nicole Kidman). Mary Louise will reportedly arrive on the Monterey scene to see about her twin grandsons and find out what led to her son’s death.

Witherspoon and Kidman are confirmed to return for season 2, with both women also executive producing under their respective banners, Hello Sunshine and Blossom Films.

David E. Kelley has reportedly already penned all seven episodes for the sophomore season, based on a story by Moriarty. Andrea Arnold will take over from Jean-Marc Vallée as director for the new season.

Watch this space!

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