More Monterey residents are moving back in for BIG LITTLE LIES Season 2 as James Tupper, Jeffrey Nordling and Iain Armitage have closed deals to reprise their roles on the HBO drama series.
The news comes a day after HBO announced Adam Scott would be returning.
Season 2 of the award-winning fan-favorite series was officially announced in December following months of rumor and speculation.
Series stars Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and Zoe Kravitz are all officially slated to return.
In Season 2, Tupper’s Nathan copes with a complicated turn of events in his marriage and with his eldest daughter Abby, while Nordling’s Gordon faces the consequences of a big mistake and risks losing everything along the way and Armitage’s Ziggy starts second grade and continues to be the light of Jane’s life.
Season 2 will also see the arrival of Meryl Streep as Mary Louise Wright, mother to Alexander Skarsgard’s character Perry. Concerned for the well-being of her grandchildren following her son Perry’s death, Mary Louise arrives in Monterey searching for answers.
Big Little Lies is coming off four Golden Globe wins, for Best Miniseries, Best Actress (Kidman), Best Supporting Actress (Dern) and Best Supporting Actor (Skarsgard).
Andrea Arnold is coming onto the second season to direct all seven episodes, replacing Jean-Marc Vallee, who executive produced and directed the first season.
David E. Kelley is writing and executive producing, as he did on Season 1. Kelley will write all seven scripts partially based on a story by the novel’s author Liane Moriarty, and executive produce; along with executive producers Kidman and Per Saari through Blossom Films, Witherspoon through Hello Sunshine, Bruna Papandrea, Vallée, his producing partner Nathan Ross, Gregg Fienberg and Arnold.
Armitage is represented by Abrams Artists Agency and Ryan Levine of Jackoway, Tyerman, Werthheimer, Austen, Mandelbaum, Morris & Klein Partner. Tupper is represented by UTA, Untitled and Jackoway, Tyerman and Nordling is repped by APA.
Linda Ge | TV Editor