It’s been mere days since season one of Big Little Lies concluded, and yet speculation as to whether or not there will be a second season of the series has been widespread. Some of the show’s major players have hinted at the possibility, while others seem dead-set against it. Now, we have officially received confirmation that a new season is in the works, as the author of the novel on which the show is based, Liane Moriarty, recently told Sydney’s Morning Herald that Big Little Lies‘ producers have asked her to start brainstorming ideas around a continuing story line. “I wouldn’t write a new book,” she told the Herald, “but perhaps a new story, and then we’ll see what happens.”
The author went on to say that she believes season two could revolve around Bonnie’s backstory, which was omitted from the first season, as well focus on Celeste’s grief over the untimely death of her abusive husband. “What happens next [for Celeste]. That’s the question that’s also a really interesting thing, when you’ve been through a relationship like that, how do you feel now? How would she feel? She’s grieving. She’s still grieving for the end of a terrible relationship and I think that would be a really interesting thing to explore. So there’s a whole lot of different story lines.”
Those who haven’t done so yet can spoil at least some of the surprises in store regarding Bonnie by reading the original book, while the rest of us can do nothing but wait, with baited breath, for a second season to be developed, filmed and shot. “99% are saying please do it, but there is a small percentage saying ‘No, don’t do it, it should end there,'” Liane says. On this one (as per usual), we’re with the 99%.