HBO has finally announced when its latest star-studded series is due to premiere.
On Feb. 19, "Big Little Lies" will arrive on the premium network, bringing a host of big-name actors along with it. The seven-episode limited series, created by David E. Kelley, stars Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley as three mothers of young children who become friends. Each woman has her own problems, and as secrets come out, their lives begin to unravel. Events begin to spiral out of control, to the point of murder. Oh, my.
In addition to its trio of acclaimed female leads, the show boasts a host of other impressive actors. The cast also includes Alexander Skarsgard, Laura Dern, Adam Scott, Zoe Kravitz, James Tupper, and Jeffrey Nordling. The dark comedy-drama is directed by Jean-Marc Vallée ("Dallas Buyers Club") from scripts penned by Kelley. "Big Little Lies" is based on Liane Moriarty's 2014 novel of the same name.
HBO recently struck a chord with its sci-fi drama "Westworld," so we'll see if the network manages the same feat with "Big Little Lies." With its compelling plot and talented cast, it wouldn't be a surprise at all.