‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 Is Officially Happening!
Reese Witherspoon gave us a clue that Big Little Lies might be getting a second season way back in May, before rumors started buzzing that the unconfirmed project would start filming next spring. Now, we’ve finally gotten the official confirmation we’ve been waiting for, as HBO has announced that Big Little Lies will return for season 2.
According to Variety, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon are set to reprise their roles as Celeste Wright and Madeline Martha Mackenzie, and David E. Kelley will return as both a producer and a writer. HBO reportedly expects most of the rest of the original cast — which included Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Zoe Kravitz, and Adam Scott — to sign on again, too.
There will be some changes, though. Andrea Arnold, who has worked on Transparent and American Honey, will be taking over as director. “I’m beyond excited to be working with talented and acclaimed director Andrea Arnold, who will be at the helm,” Witherspoon said in a statement about the news. “Andrea’s unique storytelling style will be a welcome addition to the filmmaking team.”
Vulture reports that there will also be a few new characters, though an HBO spokesperson could not confirm. According to the site, the show is looking for actors to play a new second-grade teacher at Otter Bay Elementary School and a new school admin employee who becomes friends with Jane (Woodley). We’ll also reportedly meet Bonnie’s parents, Elizabeth and Martin Howard.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, season 2 will explore 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 … the potential for emotional and bodily injury shall loom.” Sounds ominous. But we’re excited to dive back in!
Witherspoon is too. “It gives us the opportunity to delve deeper into the lives of these intriguing and intricate Monterey families and bring more of their stories back to the audience who embraced and championed them,” she said in her statement.
Kidman, who won an Emmy for her role, added, “This is inspired by the overwhelming response by audiences around the world. … What a journey this has been. I’m so grateful to have this opportunity to keep exploring these female characters and make this series with my friends.”
According to Vulture, season 2 won’t debut until 2019, as HBO programming chief Casey Bloys said it would be “impossible” to get it on in 2018. We can’t wait to see what happens next in this world of secrets, deception, and even murder.
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(photos via Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/courtesy of HBO)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)