Hit HBO television show Big Little Lies, really took the viewing world by storm last year. It enlisted many familiar faces and Hollywood actresses, coupled with its impressive adaptation of the popular novel by the same name, a real phenom was born.
Though it was only supposed to be a mini-series, its success and multiple accolades garnered the push for a second season.
It appears that second season is underway as Zoe Kravitz, who plays Bonnie Carlson, is back on set and has gone back to the braids that her character had in the first season.
Even though the filming for the next season is starting, the actual airing of season 2 won’t be until sometime next year, 2019.
All of Kravitz’s former female castmates will be returning to the series, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley and Laura Dern.
A shocking and impressive addition to the show is the acting powerhouse, Meryl Streep. It is unknown what role Streep will play but her presence alone speaks to the total domination this show has had since its introduction.
As far as Bonnie goes, she had an especially important role during the latter half of the first season, particularly in the last episode. But it seems that her character’s origin will be developed more fully in the next season.
It’s been reported that casting has been done for the roles of her mother and father. So her storyline will likely deal with a lot of familial dynamics and perhaps she’ll be further incorporated into the fold of the trio that includes Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley’s characters.
It will be interesting to see how the new season weaves what happened in the last with something that has essentially been unwritten as the book ended right where the first season did.
When speaking about the majority female set, Kravitz has said that going to work often feels like a slumber party and that all of the women get along so well.
It’s nice to see a show surrounding and about women be received so completely. Waiting until 2019 won’t be easy but it’ll be worth it.