The season two finale of Big Little Lies is only four days away. As much as we’d love to say there’s more Monterey Five to come, it appears the show’s sophomore run will be the last.
In an interview with TVLine, Casey Bloys—president of HBO—revealed that as much as he loves the all-star cast, gathering the women for a third season is “not realistic.” (Just let that sink in.)
“I love this group of people—I would do anything with them,” he said. “But the reality is, they are some of the busiest actresses working in Hollywood.”
It’s important to point out that the creators said the same thing after season one. Although there were no plans to move forward, popular demand encouraged HBO to renew BLL for another season.
When asked if there’s room for more, Bloys admitted that it would take loads of planning. “Look, if they all came to me and said, ‘We worked out all of our schedules!’ Then sure. But I just don’t think it’s realistic,” he added. “Season two was a chance for everyone involved to end [the franchise] in a way that feels satisfying.”
Big Little Lies originally premiered on HBO in 2017. The series stars Reese Witherspoon (Madeline), Nicole Kidman (Celeste), Shailene Woodley (Jane), Laura Dern (Renata), Zoë Kravitz (Bonnie), Adam Scott (Ed), Jeffrey Nordling (Gordon) and James Tupper (Nathan), along with newcomer Meryl Streep (Mary Louise).
If this is true, the season two finale better be spectacular. Big Little Lies airs on Sunday, July 21, at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on HBO.