Big Little Lies Cast

HBO’s Golden Globe and Emmy winning “Big Little Lies” was intended to be a one-season limited series.

But the show was such a hit that HBO and its stars, which include some of the most respected actresses in Hollywood, decided to make a second season (even though the first season is based on a book with no sequels).

On Wednesday, HBO announced that Oscar winner Meryl Streep would join the season two cast. The season won’t arrive until 2019, so we collected everything you we know about it so far.

When the season two pick-up was announced, HBO said in a statement:

“The subversive, darkly comedic drama Big Little Lies 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.”

Here’s everything we know so far about season two of “Big Little Lies:”

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It will have seven episodes.

Season one also had seven episodes, each about 50 minutes long.

Meryl Streep will be in it.

Yes. That Meryl Streep. The one with 21 Oscar nominations, and three wins.

Streep will play Mary Louise Wright, Celeste’s mother-in-law and Perry’s mother. AKA: the mother of Alexander Skarsgård’s character from season one, who was killed in the season finale. This tie-in pretty much guarantees that her role will be huge.

Streep will be the third Oscar winner on the show, joining former winners Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman.

This isn’t Streep’s first time doing TV for HBO. She starred in the 2003 miniseries “Angels in America,” and won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her Read More Here