Big Little Lies season 2 in the works at HBO despite protestations

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A second season of the Emmy-nominated Big Little Lies is indeed in the works, despite the original intention for the show to be a ‘one and done’ single series.

Speaking at the Television Critics Association’s press tour, HBO programming president Casey Bloys confirmed that he has asked author Liane Moriarty to come up with a new story that could potentially form the basis of a second run of episodes, reports TVLine.

But, while actresses including Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are in support, the promise of reviving these characters has been greeted with scorn from producer/director Jean-Marc Vallee.

“There is no way; there’s no reason to make a season two,” he said. “That was meant to be a one-time deal, and it’s finishing in a way where it’s for the audience to imagine what can happen.”

Bloys responded: “I know [Jean-Marc] said that… but Nicole and Reese can be very persuasive. First we have to see the material and see if it’s worth everyone’s time. And if it is, [we’ll have a] conversation about directors.”

Big Little Lies airs on Sky Atlantic in the UK.