HBO is ready tell more "Big Little Lies."
The premium cable network announced that after months of speculation and rumors, the Emmy-winning limited series will get a second season. Stars Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman will both return as actors and executive producers.
Author Liane Moriarty, whose book inspired the first season, has written a new story, which David E. Kelley will adapt into scripts.
However, director Jean-Marc Valleé won't be back as director. Instead, Andrea Arnold will take over directing duties for all seven episodes.
Only Kidman and Witherspoon are locked into the second season, but HBO said it expects the return of "most of the cast" — which included Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, and Zoe Kravitz.
"I'm thrilled to be bringing back this talented team of artists," Witherspoon said in a statement. "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. I'm 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."
Season 2 will explore what HBO described as the "malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting. Relationships will fray, loyalties will erode ... the potential for emotional and bodily injury shall loom."