2016 CMT Music Awards - ArrivalsNicole Kidman has signed on to star in season 2 of SundanceTV's "Top of the Lake," reuniting her with her "Portrait of a Lady" director Jane Campion.

Kidman's role in "Top of the Lake: China Girl" has long been rumored, but the BBC confirmed it earlier today. She'll join series star Elisabeth Moss, whose Det. Robin Griffin investigates when a dead woman's body washes up on Sydney's Bondi Beach. "Game of Thrones" and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" actress Gwendoline Christie is also set to star in season 2.

Season 1 of the Sundance miniseries aired in 2013 and earned critical accolades, including a Golden Globe award for Moss.

"I am very excited to be coming home to work with darling friend Jane Campion, whose work I ­respect and admire," Kidman told the Daily Telegraph. "I'm also so happy to be joining the ­incredible Elisabeth Moss."

Season 2 will pick up four years later, and it's unclear whether any of the other first season actors will reprise their roles. Kidman and Christie's parts are also shrouded in mystery. Season 2 will air in 2017 on Sundance in the U.S. and BBC Two in the U.K.

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