Big Little Lies Season 2 Adds Star Power with Meryl Streep Joining Cast!

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Meryl Streep is joining the cast of Big Little Lies for its second season.

It can't be hard to pass up a role on a show that is on fire this awards season, especially in the acting categories.

Meryl Streep Smiles

It has one of the best casts on all of TV, and it's only going to get better with the addition of Streep. 

The esteemed actress has boarded the red-hot HBO drama in the series regular role of Mary Louise Wright. 

Yes, she's the mother of Alexander Skarsgard's Perry Wright, who was killed off during Big Little Lies Season 1

Meryl Streep Attends Premiere

Mary is said to arrive in Monterey in the aftermath of the murder, and she will be seeking answers about the big death. 

In addition to that, she wants to make sure her grandchildren are safe, and we're sure she'll have some choice words for Celeste. 

It was just days ago that news broke that Skarsgard would be returning to the series for Season 2

There were no other details revealed, but the consensus is that he will appear via flashbacks. 

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It would cheapen the whole series if Perry somehow faked his death, and we're not even sure how that would work when you consider the way in which he was killed. 

Big Little Lies has been a roaring success for HBO since it debuted in early 2017. It won eight Emmy Awards at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in September. 

The wins have been coming fast and furious for a show that was initially billed as a limited series. 

After the positive reaction to Big Little Lies Season 1, there were rumors that more episodes would be produced. 

Contemplation - Big Little Lies Season 1 Episode 6

Big Little Lies Season 2 was confirmed back in December with Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon returning to lead the cast. 

At the time, no other cast members were announced, but it is widely expected that the key players from the freshman run will all be back. 

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Big Little Lies returns to HBO in 2019.

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Big Little Lies Quotes

This whole fuckin' world's lost its mind. This whole fuckin' planet is inhabited by nut fucks!


Ed: On our first date, it was like you were interviewing me. Not so much for the soulmate position or lover but rather father, the stable provider. Abigail was ripped apart, and you were determined to fix that. To not make the mistake of going down the lust path again, you had a certain criteria, and I checked all the boxes, so you made the sound, practical choice. It's not something I couldn't make peace with. I did. But then you got unsound. You decided to make impractical choices, one being to fuck Joseph Bachman, which left me with the most difficult choice of all -- to walk out with my dignity or to stay with a woman who I simply cannot trust.
Madeline: You can trust me to love you more deeply than I've ever loved anybody. Can you trust me not to fuck things up again? Maybe not. I don't know if I can trust myself with that. I didn't trust my parents' marriage, and the one I had with Nathan was not to be believed. And I don't know what it is. I don't. Maybe it's some unconscious, preemptive thing where I want to be the destroyer, not the destroyer. I don't understand, and I rack my brain about it, but I... Cause all I really want is to be married to you. Just happily married to you. But I must have low self-esteem, or I fucking hate myself or something because look what I've done. If I fuck up again, it will not be with infidelity. I give you my word. All my future mistakes will be brand new ones.