Big Little Lies was optioned by Nicole Kidman and her Blossom Films production banner partner Per Saari, along with Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea and their Pacific Standard banner. The first season aired on HBO from February 19, 2017 to April 2, 2017.

The show stars Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman. The script for the first season was written by David E. Kelley. Jean-Marc Vallée directed all episodes of the first season.

The series started production for a second season during Spring 2018, due to the high demand and success of the show.[1] It made its debut on June 9, 2019. Andrea Arnold directed all episodes of the second season.


In the tranquil seaside town of Monterey, California, nothing is quite as it seems. Doting moms, successful husbands, adorable children, beautiful homes: What lies will be told to keep their perfect worlds from unraveling?

Told through the eyes of three mothers – Madeline, Celeste and JaneBig Little Lies paints a picture of a town fueled by rumors and divided into the haves and have-nots, exposing the conflicts, secrets and betrayals that compromise relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children, and friends and neighbors. [2]



A soundtrack for the first season was released on Google Play and iTunes on March 31, 2017. A physical copy of the soundtrack was released on June 30, 2017. 

DVD and Blu-ray

The first season was released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 1, 2017.

Confirmation of Second Season

On March 1, 2018, it was confirmed that the show would be returning for a second season, due to the high demand and success of the first. It returned on June 9, 2019. [3]



Also Starring


  • David E. Kelley - Script Writer/Executive Producer
  • Jean-Marc Vallée - Director/Executive Producer
  • Reese Witherspoon - Executive Producer
  • Nicole Kidman - Executive Producer
  • Bruna Papandrea - Executive Producer
  • Per Saari - Executive Producer
  • Gregg Fienberg - Executive Producer
  • Nathan Ross - Executive Producer
  • Barbara A. Hall - Producer
  • Susan Jacobs - Music Supervisor
  • Yves Bélanger - Cinematographer
  • Marc Cote - Co-Producer
  • David Rubin - Casting Director
  • John Paino - Production Designer
  • James F. Truesdale - Art Director
  • Amy Wells - Set Decorator
  • Alix Friedberg - Costume Designer
  • Alex Terzieff - Stunt Coordinator
  • David Berman, Maxime Lahaie-Denis, Sylvain Lebel, Justin Lachance, Jim Vega, Véronique Barbe - Editing Team
  • Liane Moriarty - Producer ("Somebody's Dead" & "You Get What You Need")


Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie or Special David Rubin Won [22]
Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie Yves Bélanger Nominated
Outstanding Contemporary Costumes for a Series, Limited Series or Movie Alix Friedberg, Risa Garcia and Patricia McLaughlin Won
Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special Jean-Marc Vallée Won
Outstanding Hairstyling for a Limited Series or Movie Michelle Ceglia, Nickole C. Jones, Lona Vigi, Frances Mathias and Jocelyn Mulhern Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Nicole Kidman Won
Reese Witherspoon Nominated
Outstanding Limited Series Big Little Lies Won
Outstanding Makeup for a Limited Series or Movie (Non-Prosthetic) Steve Artmont, Nicole Artmont, Angela Levin, Molly R Stern and Claudia Humburg Nominated
Outstanding Music Supervision Susan Jacobs Won
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited Series or Movie Veronique Barbe, David Berman, Justin LaChance, Maxime Lahaie, Sylvain Lebel and Jim Vega Nominated
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie Gavin Fernandes, Louis Gignac and Brendan Beebe Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Alexander Skarsgård Won
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Laura Dern Won
Shailene Woodley Nominated
Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special David E. Kelley Nominated
33rd TCA Awards Individual Achievement in Drama Nicole Kidman Nominated [23]
Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials Big Little Lies Won
Program of the Year Big Little Lies Nominated


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