Fans of author Liane Moriarty, rejoice! Her best-selling novel Big Little Lies (July 2014) is being adapted to the small screen as a 7-episode HBO series by the same name. Described as dark comedy, the limited series stars Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley as three women, each at a crossroads, who are connected through their children. As the story goes, their lives start to unravel compliments of “the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive,” oh and… murder.
Premiering some time in 2017, the star-studded Big Little Lies cast also includes Laura Dern, Alexander Skarsgård, Adam Scott, James Tupper, and Zoë Kravitz. This teaser trailer tells us next to nothing, except that there will be lots of sex and intrigue. We’re in!
If you’ve not read Liane’s book, here’s the official synopsis to give you an idea of the story on which the HBO series is based:
Sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal…
A murder…a tragic accident…or just parents behaving badly?
What’s indisputable is that someone is dead. But who did what?
Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads:
Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline’s youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline’s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline’s ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?).
Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn’t be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay.
New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.