*Warning: Spoilers ahead*
It’s been a hot minute since we binged the entire second season of Big Little Lies (more than once…), but there’s still an important question on our mind: Will the popular HBO series return for a third installment?
While the cast previously teased that it’s unlikely, Nicole Kidman (Celeste Wright) recently sat down for an interview with The Los Angeles Times and revealed that author Liane Moriarty is working on a follow-up book to her hit novel.
“She’s always wanted to take these women further,” Kidman said. “And she wrote a novella for season two, but she didn’t write a book, so she still has that book in her head about what she wants to do with them.”
Does this mean we’ll get another season or at least some insight into what happens after the Monterey Five walks into the police station in the finale? That’s yet to be decided.
Kidman told Elle magazine earlier this year that the timing isn’t right at the moment, but there’s potential for the future.
“Everyone says, ‘Are you going to do a season three?’” she said. “We’re like, ‘Just give us a sec.’”
Kidman went on to say that she enjoys working with the powerhouse cast, which includes Reese Witherspoon (Madeline Martha Mackenzie), Shailene Woodley (Jane Chapman), Laura Dern (Renata Klein), Meryl Streep (Mary Louise Wright) and Zoë Kravitz (Bonnie Carlson).
“We’d love to [do another season] because we love being together, and it’s lovely spending time with your friends, and with such good material,” she explained. “It’s part of the reason I wanted to do Bombshell, to support Charlize [Theron].”
If the cast does gather for another season, there’s one thing Kidman says definitely won’t happen. She told The Los Angeles Times that she recently shot a series called The Undoing and would like to “avoid prisons for a while.” That said, Kidman and the rest of the gals probably won’t be incarcerated for their part in Perry’s (Alexander Skarsgård) death. As for what could happen, Kidman surmised that Moriarty might explore the reason Mary Louise “behaves the way she does.”
Regardless of these nuggets of hope, Casey Bloys—president of programming at HBO—previously revealed that gathering the women for another installment is “not realistic.”
“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.”
Still, if Kidman really said, “Just give us a sec,” we’ll take her word for it.