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Please forward this error screen to 75. Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman confirm the return of HBO’s Big Little Lies for a second season with an Oscar-winning director at the helm By Justin Enriquez For Dailymail. Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman have announced the return of HBO’s Big Little Lies for a second season. The drama – an adaptation of Little investment big return Moriarty’s novel by the same name – has been one of the most talked-about series of the year, bagging eight Emmys and a score of awards season nominations.

The duo, who executive produce the show, will once again be joined by creator and writer David E. Kelley, but will welcome a new director in the form of Academy Award winner Andrea Arnold. Kidman, 50, said in a statement via Variety: ‘This is inspired by the overwhelming response by audiences around the world, conceived once again by Liane Moriarty, realized by David Kelley and now in the hands of visionary filmmaker Andrea Arnold. What a journey this has been.

I’m so grateful to have this opportunity to keep exploring these female characters and make this series with my friends. Witherspoon, 41, added: ‘I’m thrilled to be bringing back this talented team of artists. I see her as a little sister! 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. The British director, 56,won the Academy Award for her short film Wasp in 2005.

Arnold will be replacing Jean-Marc Vallée. Primetime Emmy in the Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special category for the first season. The upcoming season will feature seven episodes, which Arnold is directing. Other than Kidman and Witherspoon, it is unknown who is returning but most are expected to come back as negotiations are currently happening.