Enthusiastic fans have been filled with curiosity whether the third season of Big Little Lies, an HBO drama will be returning on the screen anytime soon? The original cast members of the series onboard are Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Zoe Kravitz, will we see them again? That is if we get season 3.
The series is based on the novel by Lianne Moriarty, which tells the story of five prosperous women and the arduous lives they govern in a bright Californian town.
Will Big Little Lies Season 3 Return?
The previous instalment of the HBO/Sky Atlantic drama experienced a couple of challenges heeding its return to the small screen.
Some rumours were going around about Andrea Arnold, who had taken over from Jean-Marc Vallée as a director due to his conflicting schedules, had lost “creative control” of the series.
IndieWire published that “a number of sources close to the production” had talked about how “the show was yanked away from Arnold.”
However, HBO shut down those claims in a statement: “There wouldn’t be a season two of Big Little Lies without Andrea Arnold.”
“We at HBO and the producers are extremely proud of her work. As with any television project, the executive producers work collaboratively on the series and we think the final product speaks for itself.”
HBO’s president of programming Casey Bloys also joined in and said, “We’re indebted to her, she did a beautiful job and she got extraordinary performances. As anybody who works in TV knows, the director typically does not have final creative control… the idea that creative control was taken from a director is just a false premise.”
Actress Nicole Kidman (via Entertainment Weekly) also praised Arnold. “I think she did beautiful work.”
Reese Witherspoon added: “Andrea’s wonderful. I feel like she was incredible…It was one of the most creatively collaborative experiences in my whole career. Everything was discussed as a creative group and entity.”
Arnold herself said (via Variety): “I learned a great deal, that’s all I’m going to say.”
But the main important question is, when will season 3 release? Let’s find out.
Big Little Lies season 3 Release Date: When Is It?
As far as season 3 is concerned, there is no official announcement of a specific release date for the next instalment but we do know that season 3 is on the cards.
Creator David E Kelley told The Hollywood Reporter that at first, a second season somewhat felt impossible: “I didn’t think it was a very good idea. We wrote it as a one-off and we ended it in a way that was very lyrical. But we ended on a lie. I get so protective of characters and series, too, that I don’t want to damage them in any way, and I so loved how we ended year one and I thought, ‘Let’s just leave it at that.'”
Many factors such as ratings and viewership rule out the future of a show.
How Many Episodes Will Big Little Lies Season 3 Have?
The first and the second season had seven episodes in total, so we’d expect that they’ll follow the same pattern for the third season as well.
Currently, there isn’t much information regarding the third season of Big Little Lies but hopefully, we get an official announcement soon from the makers.
Stay tuned for more updated information on Big Little Lies season 3.