A second season of Big Little Lies is possible according to David E. Kelley, the writer and producer of the show.
Star of the show Nicole Kidman has recently said that there are no prospects right now for a second season of the popular HBO drama, adding more confusion in terms of whether or not it will continue.
Now the show’s writer David E. Kelley has chimed in, addressing the subject during Variety’s A Night in the Writers Room event on Thursday.
“We never planned on it,” Kelley said. “It’s possible. There’s a lot of talk and thought being put into it now, but it was not something we planned on. It was conceived as a one-off. In fact, it was a given going into it that it would only be one year because of the acting ensemble we had: Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Alex Skarsgård, Shailene Woodley. These are all people with big careers with a lot of projects lined up and they all had just one year deals.”
“We committed to this one thing as a complete picture,” he continued. “We didn’t have to conceive of future storylines and protect characters and make sure that they could be redeeming in any kind of perpetuity. We could be true to the story and true to the characters…The irony is the reason we assumed it would be a one-off, because of all this major talent, they’re at the forefront now of wanting that second season.”
While this isn’t a confirmation, we know works are indeed underway, so fans will just have to sit tightly to see if anything happens. As Kelley alluded to, the schedule of the stars will likely be the biggest obstacle to climb.