It's been one gasp-worthy twist after another in Monterey, and this Sunday finally wrapped all the drama up for "Big Little Lies" fans with the show's finale.
But after such a gripping and fulfilling series, fans are obviously hungry for more. So, what's the deal — is the show officially over or is season two on the way?
Well, unfortunately for the ravenous fans, the series' director is not too keen on making a second season. It sounds like those seven episodes that have already aired will be the entirety of "Big Little Lies" as a TV adaptation.
Director Jean-Marc Vallée gave his thoughts on a possible second season in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, saying he thinks continuing the story any more would spoil it. He said,
To do a season two, I'm not for it. Let's move on and do something else! If there's an opportunity to reunite with Reese, Nicole and these characters of course, I'll be a part of it, but 'Big Little Lies One' is a one-time deal. 'Big Little Lies Two'? Nah. The end is for the audience to talk about. Imagine what you want to imagine and that's it. We won't give you a season two because it's so good like this. Why spoil it?
As much as I loved the series and would be all for jumping back into another season full of Reese Witherspoon bad-mouthing other moms and Laura Dern screaming by her infinity pool, Vallée does make a pretty good point for keeping it as an isolated, one-season miniseries.
Plus, the seven episodes that have aired wrapped up the entire plot of Liane Moriarty's "Big Little Lies" novel, on which the show was based.
Though Reese Witherspoon revealed in a Facebook Live that there have been talks of a second season and Moriarty herself has some ideas, I think it might come off as just trying to stretch these characters over some hastily manufactured new plot rather than adapting the thought-out novel.
Then again, there have been some impressive examples of TV series originally based on books that were incredible even after using up all the source material.
The prime example being a fellow HBO drama, "The Leftovers," which actually received even more critical acclaim for its original second season than season one, which was adapted from a novel.
But I don't think fans should get their hopes up for any more "Big Little Lies"; it sounds like the director is pretty dead-set against another season.
You can always rewatch the seven episodes whenever you miss Monterey, though.
Citations: 'Big Little Lies' Director Breaks Down Finale and Why There Shouldn't Be a Season 2 (Hollywood Reporter)