It’s been more than four years since HBO’s second season Big little lies. Over that time, the prospect of another episode has occasionally arisen, with the network and core team behind the series largely non-committal but leaving the door open. Star and executive producer Nicole Kidman on Friday gave the strongest indication yet that a third season could be happening.
“I loved Big little lies,” she said during a question and answer session at the CME Group Tour Championship, adding: “We will bring in a third party, just for your information.”
The casual observation has fueled speculation that a new installment may finally be coming. According to sources, there are no real talks going on at the moment, but there appears to be an intention to get more Big Liars in progress.
This becomes clear when comparing Kidman’s comments this week to what she said on the matter nearly four years ago, in January 2023.
“Everyone is working. Hopefully we can collide again at some point,” she said at the time.
His sentiment was echoed at the time by HBO chief Casey Bloys. “I think the thing with Big little lies is that you have a group of people who really love working together, but are obviously some of the most important people working in entertainment. Reese [Witherspoon]Nicole, Zoe [Kravitz]Laura [Dern], everyone is so busy. It would be great to get the band back together at some point, but right now everyone is so busy and there’s no idea where we are all saying ‘this makes perfect sense’. I think it’s another one of those ‘somedays,’” he told Deadline.
Big little lies executive producer Bruna Papandrea earlier this year hinted that the team may be revisiting the series whose second season ended with a cliffhanger and its main characters marching off to prison.
“I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately,” Papandrea told Deadline. “I think a lot of people feel the same way I do, which is to find a way to continue at some point.”
She spoke about the 2021 sudden death of Big little lies season 1 executive producer/director Jean-Marc Vallée, which was “a devastating blow” for everyone involved, left “a big hole” and “brought us to a halt,” she said.
Big little lies was written and produced by David E. Kelley. Its initial installment was based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty.