Big Little Lies: 7 Things To Know

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Big Little Lies is one of the most buzzed new shows coming to our small screens this winter. The HBO comedy-drama miniseries will consist of seven episodes directed by Jean-Marc Vallee and is set to premiere in just a few weeks on February 19. The production team and cast have kept a tight lid on what we can expect in this intriguing new show which makes it even more enticing to viewers! We were finally gifted with a brief trailer, but instead of giving us a good idea of what to expect, it just raised more questions! Don’t fret — we did a little digging and found a few fun facts. For those who just can’t wait until the premiere, here are 7 things to know about Big Little Lies!

7. Star-Studded Cast

One of the most intriguing things about HBO’s new show, Big Little Lies, is it’s incredible cast! This show is full of A-list stars like Reese Witherspoon, who plays the character of Madeline, Nicole Kidman as Celeste, and Shailene Woodley as the new mom in town, Jane. This will be the biggest television role for both Witherspoon and Kidman to date. Viewers will also see big names like Zoe Kravitz, Alexander Skarsgard from True Blood, Laura Dern from Jurassic Park, James Tupper from Revenge, and Adam Scott of Step Brothers. Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman also play a part behind the screen as executive producers on the project.

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6. Based on a Book

Big Little Lies is based on the best-selling novel with the same title written by Laine Moriarty. This is the Australian novelist’s sixth book — she has also penned hugely successful stories like The Husband’s Secret, The Hypnotist’s Love Story, Three Wishes and What Alice Forgot. People who are familiar with the novel can expect the show to be fairly similar, but there will definitely be some obvious differences. The script for the miniseries wasn’t written by Laine Moriarty — it was handed off to David E. Kelley, the writer of Boston Legal and Ally McBeal. “They’ve stuck fairly closely, but because it’s a series they’ve had to go off in different directions and they’ve added some plot,” said Moriarty. “So people will recognize lots of scenes but there’s also scenes that are not in my book at all and completely new subplots and completely new characters.”

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