News The Big Little Lies News You've Been Waiting for Is Finally Here By Jonathan Borge Jonathan Borge Instagram Twitter Jonathan Borge is a writer and editor living in New York City. His writing has appeared in Glamour, Refinery29, Forbes, and PAPER, among other publications. Plus, he's held staff positions at Marie Claire, InStyle, and OprahDaily.com. Currently, he's the Senior Entertainment Editor at Bustle Digital Group's Elite Daily, where he oversees digital covers, features and profiles, freelance essays, and strategy for the site's TV/Movies and Celebrity and Music sub-verticals.He primarily writes about pop culture and style, and has a passion for telling LGBTQ+ and Latinx stories. When he's not working, he's likely waiting for Lady Gaga to announce her next tour. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on December 8, 2017 @ 03:15PM Pin Share Tweet Email The leading ladies of Big Little Lies have been playing games with our hearts for months, teasing us with a quote here, a quote there that makes us suspect the show will return. And now, after months of anticipating, it’s confirmed: Big Little Lies will return for a second season. HBO announced the news on Friday and while we know you’ll need some time to get over the excitement, be aware that changes are coming. Yes, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman will return as producers and stars (along with creator David E. Kelley), but director Andrea Arnold will take over for Jean-Marc Vallée. “It gives us the opportunity to delve deeper into the lives of these intriguing and intricate Monterey families and bring more of their stories back to the audience who embraced and championed them,” Witherspoon said in a statement, according to Entertainment Weekly. Courtesy HBO “I’m so beyond excited to be working with talented and acclaimed director Andrea Arnold who will be at the helm. Andrea’s unique storytelling style will be a welcome addition to the filmmaking team.” Which Chic Monterey Mom from Big Little Lies Are You? Kidman sounded pretty pumped too. “This is inspired by the overwhelming response by audiences around the world … What a journey this has been," she said. "I’m so grateful to have this opportunity to keep exploring these female characters and make this series with my friends.” While those two boldface names are confirmed to return, HBO is still working on finalizing Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, and Zoë Kravitz’s returns. They did, however, say that their return is likely. The airdate for Season 2 has not been released.