Today is a damn good day, and not just because it's Friday (well, maybe a little bit because it's Friday), but because HBO has announced that Big Little Lies is going to be returning! HELL TO THE YES. That's right, our favorite ladies will be coming back for another round, and, according to Vulture, Big Little Lies Season 2's premiere date will be known soon.
Apparently, our fearless warriors will be coming back for a seven-episode season, and you can bank on Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman not only returning to play their characters, Madeline Martha Mackenzie and Celeste Wright, but they will also be on as executive producers. Um, can someone say #queens of all that is good and pure in this world?
In a statement given by Witherspoon, she expresses her excitement of the return of this insanely well-written, gorgeously-shot series:
I’m thrilled to be bringing back this talented team of artists ... 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. Andrea’s unique storytelling style will be a welcome addition to the filmmaking team.
OK, so now that I've gotten all of the important details out of the way, we can all actually FREAK THE EFF OUT:
And in case you thought that your day couldn't get any better with this news, think again!
That's because Vulture has reportedly learned that auditions are currently taking place for four new characters. FOUR. MORE. CHARACTERS.
Here's what Vulture has divulged so far:
There's going to be a new teacher at Otter Bay Elementary School.
Apparently, the BLL school is going to have a teacher that is going to cause some major ~drama~ with one of the moms:
Michael Perkins, a new second-grade teacher at Otter Bay Elementary School who wants to cultivate global and social consciousness in his young students. Renata (Laura Dern) becomes furious when Mr. Perkins’s lessons on global warming causes Amabella to have a panic attack.
That Renata. You have to respect her tenacity when it comes to her kid. And her entire life in general, TBH.
Jane is going to dish out her "deepest secrets" to a new friend.
Could there be a better friendship than Madeline (Witherspoon) and Jane (played by Shailene Woodley)? I didn't think so — until seeing that another character might just swoop in and scoop up Madeline's bestie:
A new employee in the school administration office who befriends Jane (Shailene Woodley). Eventually, the two women learn about each other’s “deepest secrets.”
And here I thought we knew all of Jane's "deepest secrets." What else could she be hiding from us?
We're going to meet Bonnie's parents.
I love Bonnie (played by Zoë Kravitz) in all her earthy, granola glory. And apparently, she didn't get it from her mama (and clearly not from her dad, either):
Bonnie’s parents, Elizabeth and Martin Howard. Elizabeth is described as someone who has passed on her outwardly Zen qualities to her daughter Bonnie (Zoë Kravitz), but ultimately reveals herself to be controlling and abusive. Martin is emotionally distant toward his daughter, but a family emergency forces him to address the strain between them.
Damn. This show is so good at revealing characters in ways you think you can relate to them, and then they pull the rug from underneath you and show you that this character is not who you thought they were at all.
While we all anxiously await for the premiere date, I'm just going to be sitting here eating popcorn and listening to all of the incredible music that this television series blessed us with.
Chloe Mackenzie, your music is my jam. Please become a record producer in season two?