BIG LITTLE LIES Season 2 is not only something that fans want, but something that the cast and crew of the HBO miniseries would love as well. But it’s not quite there just yet, according to star Nicole Kidman.
“We would love to all work together again,” Kidman told reporters following a panel for her SundanceTV show Top of the Lake: China Girl at the Television Critics’ Association’s summer press tour Saturday. “There’s an abundance of ideas, so if we could wrestle them into a script form, then yes [there will be a second season]. But right now, it’s very up in the air.”
One hold out on returning to do more of the project is director Jean-Marc Vallee, who famously said he does not see a second season of the Liane Moriarty adaptation, but HBO president Casey Bloys recently quipped that Kidman and co-star Reese Witherspoon could be “very persuasive.”
Kidman agreed she would love to have Vallee back, but made no promises she could persuade him to return.
“Jean-Marc is strong,” she laughed. “I think the great thing about all of us together is we have a deep love and understanding for each other because we worked together so intensely and we shared a lot, so we feel very connected. And that is a great thing, as I said even sitting here, it’s hard to find that. It’s why I went back to Jane [Campion, director of Top of the Lake], because when you find that, you want to hold onto it. I think that’s what we had on Big Little Lies as well. He directed all of the episodes, which is phenomenal. That’s a massive undertaking. He knows all of us so well. So we’ll see.”
Whether Vallee returns or not, Bloys said that the network has indeed asked Moriarty to begin exploring what a second season might look like.
Linda Ge | TV Editor