Nicole Kidman wants ‘Big Little Lies’ to return but director Jean-Marc Vallee nixes season 2

While “Big Little Lies” ended its seven-episode run on Sunday night with an explosive finale, Nicole Kidman, whose character, Celeste Wright, was at the center of it all would love to see the show return. As she explained in a recent interview, there are a slew of stories still to tell about the women of Monterey who were drawn into a murder mystery.

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“The backstory of Bonnie is complicated, and not fully explored, which is probably why we need to do a season 2.” As she elaborated, “Every woman is holding some sort of secret or damage or something and that’s not fully explored. We don’t have any plans for a season 2 but the beauty of this is there are so many deep stories here that are ripe for mining. There are so many different ways to go with all of these women. This is such a small portion of their lives but I love that people have connected to them in such a deep way. And everyone in different ways to different women.”

However, Jean-Marc Vallee, the director of all seven installments, nixed the idea declaring, “This is the perfect ending. There is no way; there’s no reason to make a season two. That was meant to be a one-time deal, and it’s finishing in a way where it’s for the audience to imagine what can happen.” Indeed, the limited series was based on the 2014 bestselling novel by Liane Moriarty and David E. Kelley did a faithful adaptation that left little room for a sequel.

Reese Witherspoon spearheaded this production, and Kidman came on board as an executive producer as well. It wouldn’t be surprising to see these two talents teaming up again with the director who showcased them so well this time. Indeed, Vallee readily admitted, “I’d love to work with Reese and Nicole and all these women again.”

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