While the season two premiere of Big Little Lies is finally upon us, one question still remains: Will there be a season three?
Writer and executive producer David E. Kelley recently attended the BLL premiere, where he chatted with E! News and hinted that season two might be the show’s last. “We wrote season two as if this were the end,” he said.
While discussing the new episodes, Kelley admitted that he felt an immense amount of pressure to live up to the success of the first season, which is why he put everything he has into the sophomore run.
“I felt the pressure before we started. We did not want to do year two unless we had a story, material that we felt justified,” he added. “We all put pressure on ourselves, otherwise why do it?”
Season two will pick up right where we left off, with the Monterey Five—Madeline Martha Mackenzie (Reese Witherspoon), Celeste Wright (Nicole Kidman), Jane Chapman (Shailene Woodley), Renata Klein (Laura Dern) and Bonnie Carlson (Zoë Kravitz)—dealing with the aftermath of Perry’s (Alexander Skarsgård) death.
According to Kelley, the second season will further explore how the accident is shaping the housewives’ lives. “We go a lot deeper with different characters’ emotional arcs this year. I think the invitation of fun and entertainment will still be there, but definitely an emotional roller coaster ride,” he continued.
We’re already buckled up. Big Little Lies premieres this Sunday, June 9, at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on HBO.