Despite devouring — no, cherishing — both the book and the TV series, I was firmly against a season 2 for Big Little Lies.
“It will feel forced,” I monologued to my mom, then later to my friends, none of whom were listening. “It was meant to serve as a complete story. The ending resolved the mystery. Liane Moriarty has like eight other screen-worthy books to adapt — why not let a good thing be?”
Of course, when HBO announced that Meryl Streep is joining the cast, my objections faded into the wind. Streep will be playing Mary Louise Wright, the mother of Perry Wright and step-mother of Nicole Kidman (okay, Celeste). It all just feels so RIGHT.
People have some questions, and some thoughts, and literally zero concerns.
Beyond thrilled to have the one, the only, Meryl Streep joining the cast of #BLL for season 2. Get ready for more wine, secrets, and Big Little Lies. Monterey better watch out!!! pic.twitter.com/VWYcUl7rzd
— Reese Witherspoon (@ReeseW) January 24, 2018
I'm only watching Big Little Lies 2 if Meryl Streep plays all the local eyewitnesses blabbering to the cops in various disguises.
— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) January 25, 2018
Me: Season 1 was great, but I'm not really sure if there should be a season 2 of Big Little Lies.
Them: Meryl Streep is in it.
— Denizcan James (@MrFilmkritik) January 24, 2018
Some memories are so visceral, you realize as they happen that they’ll be with you forever. I’ll always remember where I was when I heard about Meryl Streep joining Big Little Lies.
— Ben Platt (@BenSPLATT) January 24, 2018
reese witherspoon after producing GONE GIRL, WILD, BIG LITTLE LIES, owning a fashion line, helping create time's up, and now bringing meryl streep to television pic.twitter.com/vkhQ4pHrGM
— kyle (@kyle4prezident) January 24, 2018
Meryl Streep is gonna play Nicole Kidman's mother in law in Big Little Lies OHMYGOD pic.twitter.com/uUDsEjS1ct
— dilara (@arthoescinema) January 24, 2018
2019 cannot come soon enough.