Meryl Streep Joins “Big Little Lies” Season Two

Just give her the Emmy now.

National treasure Meryl Streep just earned her 21st Oscar nomination for her performance in The Post—but she already has set her sights on another upcoming project: HBO’s monster hit series, Big Little Lies.

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According to TV Line, Streep will play Mary Louise Wright, the mother of Alexander Skarsgard’s character, Perry, who was killed in the season one finale.

“Concerned for the well-being of her grandchildren following her son death, Mary Louise arrives in Monterey searching for answers,” revealed HBO.

Big Little Lies has racked up plenty of trophies this awards season including the Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series and the Golden Globe for Best Miniseries. Including multiple awards for actress Nicole Kidman.

This isn’t Streep’s first time on HBO. She won an Emmy for her performance in the 2003 miniseries adaptation of Angels in America. She is also still slated to star in the TV adaptation of the novel, The Nix.


The second season of Big Little Lies will consist of seven episodes, all written by David E. Kelley, who penned the entire first season. It will be based on a story by Liane Moriarty, who wrote the novel the first season was based on.

Big Little Lies Season Two is slated to hit HBO sometime in 2019.

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