Big Little Lies (TV series)

Big Little Lies
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Created byDavid E. Kelley
Based onBig Little Lies
by Liane Moriarty
Written byDavid E. Kelley
Directed by
Opening theme"Cold Little Heart" by Michael Kiwanuka
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes7 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Barbara A. Hall
  • Liane Moriarty
Production location(s)Monterey, California
CinematographyYves Bélanger
  • David Berman
  • Maxime Lahaie
  • Sylvain Lebel
  • Jim Vega
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time52–58 minutes
Production company(s)
Original networkHBO
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatOfficial website

Big Little Lies is an American drama television series, based on the novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty, that premiered on February 19, 2017, on HBO. Created and written by David E. Kelley, the series' seven-episode first season was directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.

Big Little Lies stars Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley and tells the story of three emotionally troubled women in Monterey, California, who become embroiled in a murder investigation. Alexander Skarsgård, Laura Dern, Jeffrey Nordling, Adam Scott, Zoë Kravitz, and James Tupper feature in supporting roles. Critically acclaimed, the series garnered several accolades. It received 16 Emmy Award nominations and won eight, including Outstanding Limited Series and acting awards for Kidman, Skarsgård, and Dern. The trio also won Golden Globe Awards in addition to a Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film win for the series. Kidman and Skarsgård also received Screen Actors Guild Awards for their performances.

Despite originally being billed as a miniseries, HBO renewed the series for a second season.[1] Production on the second season began in March 2018 and is set to premiere in 2019. All seven episodes are being written by Kelley and directed by Andrea Arnold.[2]

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