The American drama ’Big little lies’, isn’t dealing any less of drama off-screen. While the audience is hooting for season 3, the cast, writers, director of the show aren’t being loyal.
The series is based on Liane Moriarty’s bestselling work, a novel of a similar name, under the direction of Jean March Vallée for the initial season and Andrea Arnold for the next one and is coated with David E. Kelly’s golden words. It was aired on 19 February 2012 on HBO with seven episodes unfolding the mystery and all set to break records.
The cast of the show was one of the major reasons for it to reach the top charts.
’Big little lies’ features Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley along with Laura Dern and Zoe Kravitz, also Maryl Streep spicing up the second season, proving it to be an all-women show.
The series gives birth to remarkable writing, acting, directing likewise cinematography and an amazing soundtrack making viewers go all heart-eyes and get in the feels. Although it was planned to make the show limited, hardcore fans and a bunch of loads of awards changed its destiny.
The plot of the show is quite exceptional it’s nothing like a RomCom or any other basic genre. It talks about metropolitan mothers with their Gucci bags and handsome husbands and how their lives take a massive U-turn when a single mother comes under their good, giving them a reality check. It is an unfiltered series with shady humour showcasing everyday life dilemmas of a woman and families and shattered relationships. It is finding tranquillity amongst the turmoil in between beautiful beaches of Monterey, California. It has dark humour,
The vague season 2 of Big little lies.
The show might have left us startled to unimaginative plot twists and murders but it has it’s own deep dark secrets. Season two started its production in March 2018 and after more than one year, premiered on HBO on 9th June 2019 while the newbie director Andrea Arnold had to fight not only against sexism but also had to proclaim her position.
Season one director Jean-Marc Vallée and David E. Kelley, the ultimate HBO showrunner teamed up and were basically too high on the eight Emmys the show won in 2017 and wanted to duplicate the writing structures to make the next season won the other eight.
Through IndieWire we drew out facts as they reported:-
“The goal was to unify the visual style of Season 1 and 2. In other words, after all the episodes had been shot, take Arnold’s work and make it look and feel like the familiar style Vallée brought to the hit first season, which won eight of the 16 Emmys it was nominated for in 2017, including Outstanding Limited Series, ”.
Arnold was kept under a rock and wasn’t made aware of Vallée’s involvement in her work, she would give 100% of her efforts to the show and at the end of the day 80 percent of it was edited by the witty Vallée.
All HBO had to say in its defence was:- “There wouldn’t be a season two of Big Little Lies without Andrea Arnold. We at HBO and the producers are extremely proud of her work. As with any television project, the executive producers work collaboratively on the series and we think the final product speaks for itself.”
HBO’s president of programming Casey Bloys also termed it as a ‘false premise’. He charmingly took over the matter and handled it with care.
Both of them ( Arnold and Vallée) had quite a different form of writings and their clashes couldn’t match up the expectations of the viewers leaving them disappointed. If only Arnold was trusted with her work and not be told such a ’Big lie’ from these ’little’ brains, the second season would have gotten more acknowledgment but nonetheless, the final episode of season two got 1.98 million views in the first go extending to 3.1 million later on. The ratings and fate of the show go hand in hand.
The Hope for Big little lies Season 3
After much controversies, we are open arms to the show by ratifying all its imperfections but the bigger question is, will we see the Monterey five united.
Casey’s statement gives us a pinch of hope but deep down we concede with him “I love this group of people – I would do anything with them. If they all came to me and said, ‘We worked out all of our schedules’ – then sure. But I just don’t think it’s realistic.” Casey confessed.
Nicole Kidman later added that it all depends on Liane and Kelly and also appreciated their work. She said “If there is a third one, all of it will come from the writers, and that’s amazing. Liane is deeply talented. David is deeply talented, and the combination of them is extraordinary. So, where they would take it, I have no idea.” Making a rather blunt yet factual statement.
While conversing with Elle she proclaimed, “Everyone says, ‘Are you going to do a season three?’ We’re like, ‘Just give us a sec.’” leaving us ambiguous to the tone.
Just as much the cast would love working together again, the equivalent we would be delighted to watch them because the world needs more of ’Big little lies’.
The fingers are crossed.