HBO has renewed "Big Little Lies" for the second season. While Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are re-teaming as producers and stars of the dark comedy, and creator David E Kelley is also coming back to write and produce the new season, the show's director is changing, reported Entertainment Weekly.
During season one, Jean-Marc Vallee shot all seven episodes. For the second season, Andrea Arnold is taking over.
"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.
"I'm beyond excited to be working with talented and acclaimed director Andrea Arnold who will be at the helm. Andreas unique storytelling style will be a welcome addition to the filmmaking team," Witherspoon said.
According to HBO most of the cast is expected to return, with negotiations currently underway.
"This is inspired by the overwhelming response by audiences around the world... What a journey this has been. Im so grateful to have this opportunity to keep exploring these female characters and make this series with my friends," Kidman said.
The first season followed the storyline in the "Big Little Lies", bestselling novel by Liane Moriarty.