Oh my, Monterey.
HBO just unveiled the first full-length trailer for Big Little Lies season two, and the ladies of BLL are in troubleeeee. Let the (second grade) games begin.
As their ginormous secret creeps to the surface, the "Monterey Five" feel their lives start to unravel at the seams.
"My son is dead, and I want answers," Meryl Streep's character, Mary Louise Wright, demands of her daughter-in-law Celeste, played by Nicole Kidman, in the new full-length preview. "You were planning to leave him, and you learned of his infidelity just ten seconds before he died. Ohh, you left that out, too?" she says in a mock-bewildered voice, and we're actually trembling. All hail Queen Meryl.
On June 9, fans will return to the Pacific coast for the premiere of the sophomore season, which will run for seven episodes. Streep’s Mary Louise joins Madeline Martha Mackenzie (Reese Witherspoon), Celeste Wright (Kidman), Renata Klein (Laura Dern), Jane Chapman (Shailene Woodley) and Bonnie Carlson (Zoë Kravitz), aka the “Monterey Five.”
According to HBO, season two “explores the malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting. Relationships will fray, loyalties will erode…and the potential for emotional and bodily injury shall loom.” Dun dun dun.
In the new trailer, we also get a glimpse of Madeline in a flower crown and wedding dress, at what might be a vow renewal with husband Ed Mackenzie (Adam Scott), Dern's Renata in some sort of modeling shoot, a new detective character that is trying to get down to the bottom of Perry's murder...and a whole lotta ~drama~.
The show was originally meant for a one-season run with the plot of the novel by Liane Moriarty all tied up by the twist finale. Season two will continue to follow the housewives of Monterey, California, after the surprise ending. Citing fans’ calls for the show to continue, Kidman said the network reconsidered.
Season two premieres on June 9, 2019. (If we can all survive the Game of Thrones finale, that is...)