“Big Little Lies”: We Probably Won’t Get a Third Season

Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, and Shailene Woodley in "Big Little Lies"

While the upcoming second season of Big Little Lies is reportedly going to be bigger and better than the first season, it seems that there won’t be a third season of HBO’s acclaimed drama. 

Deadline reports that both cast and creative team have said that there are no plans for any additional seasons of the HBO drama. When asked by reporters if there are plans for future seasons during the Television Critics Association press tour Friday, creator and executive producer David E. Kelley said, “There’s no such plan now. “It’s one and two, and we like our closure with season two, but that will probably be it.”

While series star and executive producer Reese Witherspoon joked that Kelley has said that before, Nicole Kidman, also star and exec producer reiterated the same sentiment. 

“There’s no plan for it to end, specifically,” Kidman said. “This was a long shoot for us, and it was an enormous amount of work, and we’re just amazed that we can be here. Not to compare it to the first one because artistically it’s a wonderful thing to take something and go and the success of the first one was so massive, so we go, ‘OK, let’s jump off the cliff.’ But at the same time, it is its own entity and hopefully it will be taken that way. It was definitely made with an enormous amount of love.” 

Big Little Lies Season 2 stars Zoë Kravitz, Laura Dern, Witherspoon, Kidman and Shailene Woodley. Joining the season’s cast is Meryl Streep who will star as Mary Louise, mother to Alexander Skarsgard’s Perry.

Big Little Lies returns in June.