Riding a Huge Night at the Emmys, Big Little Lies Returning to HBO This Thursday
If you missed Big Little Lies during its first run on HBO, resisted the buzz, resisted some more after it tied for the most Primetime Emmy Awards last night, HBO is giving you another chance to see what all the excitement is about. HBO2 is airing the seven-episode limited series in its entirety this week. You’ve got a chance to see one of the finest ensemble performances of the year, highlighted by an incredible cast of women led by Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley and Emmy-winner Nicole Kidman.
All seven hours of the misty, coastal California drama will run starting at 8 PM this Thursday. Witherspoon, Woodley and Kidman star as mothers of first-graders whose superficially idyllic lives are besieged by marital ennui, domestic abuse, and, as the season progresses, unravel into a spectacularly tense finale. As excellent as the three leads are, they’re supported by a lot of talent, including Emmy-winners Laura Dern and Alexander Skarsgård, who both won for supporting actress and actor, Zoë Kravitz in a smaller, but no less crucial role, a fine Adam Scott, and director Jean-Marc Vallée, who also won an Emmy for directing. On top of this, Big Little Lies also won Outstanding Limited Series, on top of the three statuettes it won at the previous weekend’s Creative Arts Emmys.
The series was created and written for TV by the prolific David E. Kelley, based on Liane Moriarty’s bestseller of the same name.
Now’s your chance to see why millions of people were talking about Big Little Lies when it aired this past February.
Featured: Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Reese Witherspoon. Photo: Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/courtesy of HBO