The Monterey Five are back, and it looks like their big little lies may be catching up with them. The trailer for the second season of HBO's smash hit mini-series Big Little Lies is finally here, and fans can't wait to see what happens next for the women of Monterey.
Big Little Lies was based on the book of the same name by author Liane Moriarty, which follows the lives of five very different women whose lives are entangled through friendship, marriage, and coincidence. A murder and subsequent cover-up at the end of season one seemed to cement the friendships of these women, but as the trailer for season two seems to show, cracks are already beginning to form.
If you haven't read the book or watched the first season of the mini-series, be warned there are spoilers ahead.
The finale of season 1 saw the end for abusive husband Perry, played by Alexander Skarsgard at the hands of Bonnie, played by Zoe Kravitz, who pushed him down a cement staircase after witnessing him viciously assaulting his wife, Celeste. The rest of the cast, Jane (Shailene Woodley), Madeleine (Reese Witherspoon), Celeste (Nicole Kidman), and Renata (Laura Dern) conspire to protect Bonnie by lying and claiming Perry had an unfortunate fall that resulted in his death.
The trailer for season two sees the women as they become somewhat of local celebrities dubbed “the Monterey five” after Perry's death. The big little lies they have each told seem to be catching up, and Bonnie looks to be having a particularly difficult time dealing with what she's done. In one scene she talks to Madeleine in a potentially foreshadowing way saying, “It’s gonna get us. It’s gonna get us all.”
One addition to the cast that has fans particularly excited is Meryl Streep who has joined as Perry's mother, Mary Louise. Streep's character seems intent on finding out exactly what happened to her son, and she doesn't seem to be buying what the ladies of Monterey are selling. “I want to know what happened that night. I’m very tempted to ask you, but I … I don’t think I would get the truth, would I?” she can be seen asking a somewhat surprised Madeleine.
The Big Little Lies book was a standalone story, so season two is new ground for fans of the series and the book. According to HBO, season two will deal with “the malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and the vicious ferocity of sound parenting. Relationships will fray, loyalties will erode … the potential for emotional and bodily injury shall loom.”
The first season delivered solid storytelling featuring a stellar, incredibly talented cast of women that explored the complexities of life, marriage, parenting, and friendships even in the face of unspeakable events. Season two looks like fans can expect more of all that.
Season two of Big Little Lies premieres on HBO June 9th.