‘Big Little Lies’ Creator Reveals Season 2 Will Add a New Character to the Mix


Big Little Lies is officially coming back, and along with some of our favorite returning Otter Bay moms -- Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern, so far  -- season two will also introduce a new character to the mix.

Executive producer Jean-Marc Vallée will be handing the directorial reins over to Andrea Arnold in season two, but that doesn’t mean he’s not in on a few big little secrets

“Well there’s a new character coming,” Vallée teased while speaking with ET’s Lauren Zima on CBSN at Sunday’s Golden Globes. “Perry's mother, that’s all I can say.”

Perry, Big Little Lies fans will remember, is the abusive husband of Nicole Kidman’s Celeste, played by Alexander Skarsgard -- whose death at the hands of Bonnie (Zoe Kravitz) is the big reveal of the season one finale. However, little is known about his own family, and it remains to be seen if his mother is a character the women will encounter in the present day, or perhaps will be seen in flashbacks.

One actress who could be potentially be great for the part is Michelle Pfeiffer, who already has an in with the BLL crew, seeing as her husband, David E. Kelley, executive produces the series. However, she did her best to shoot down any involvement at Sunday’s Globes.

“I don't think so," Pfeiffer told ET’s Nancy O’Dell on the red carpet when asked if she’d be appearing in the second season. “Nobody's asked me.”

Vallée directed every episode of Big Little Lies’ first season, but is currently committed to directing another HBO miniseries adaptation -- Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects, which is set to star Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson. However, he assured fans he’s leaving the series in good hands with Arnold, who recently helmed Cannes jury winner American Honey.

“It broke my heart too, but at least I'm there to support Andrea and she's an amazing director,” Vallee raved. “I'll be there, you know, to follow the project and to try to help, you know, from a distance, being respectful. But David Kelley and the girls, they came up with some great ideas -- you'll see.”

See more from the 2018 Golden Globes in the video below.


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