Big Little Lies Season 2 Episode 7 Trailer, Cast, Release Date, and News

Big Little Lies Season 2 is here! Here's everything you need to know about the season...

Big Little Lies Season 2 is here! Initially, the series was conceived and released as a standalone event, but, as it turns out, awards show dominance can change a lot of minds.

Season 2 sees Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman return as producers in addition to their starring roles. Sadly, Jean-Marc Vallée, who directed all of the first season, is moving on from the director’s chair, but will stay on to produce. Director Andrea Arnold (Transparent) has taken over the directorial gig.

Here’s our review of the latest episode! And here are some of our thoughts on Meryl Streep’s character Mary Louise Wright.

Up next? The freaking season finale! Titled “I Want to Know,” here’s the promo…

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And here’s the synopsis:

“Celeste questions Mary Louise about a tragic event from Perry’s childhood; Madeline worries their lie is tearing the Monterey Five apart.”

Big Little Lies Season 2 Episode Guide

Click on the blue links below for our full episode reviews

Big Little Lies Season 2 Episode 1: What Have They Done?

“Based on Liane Moriarty’s bestselling book, and featuring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz and Meryl Streep, the darkly comedic Big Little Lies tells the tale of three mothers whose seemingly perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.”

Original air date: 6/9/19

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Big Little Lies Season 2 Episode 2: Tell-Tale Hearts

“Renata faces an uncertain future when Gordon lands in legal trouble; Corey asks Jane out on a “practice” date; Celeste opens up to Mary Louise about her relationship with Perry; Ed confronts Madeline about her secrets.”

Original air date: 6/16/19

Read our full review of Big Little Lies Season 2 Episode 2 here.

Big Little Lies Season 2 Episode 3: The End of the World

“Mary Louise tries to get closer to Jane; rather than address her troubles at home, Renata focuses her wrath on Principal Nippal; Madeline confronts her issues at a couples therapy session; Celeste remains conflicted by her memories of Perry.”

Original air date: 6/23/19

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Read our full review of Big Little Lies Season 2 Episode 3 here.

Big Little Lies Season 2 Episode 4: She Knows

“Celeste accuses Mary Louise of overstepping boundaries with Jane; Renata endures a prying court hearing with Gordon; Jane opens up to Corey at Amabella’s birthday party; Madeline continues to try to make things right with Ed.”

Original air date: 6/30/19

Read our full review of Big Little Lies Season 2 Episode 4 here.

Big Little Lies Season 2 Episode 5: Kill Me

“Renata deals with the fallout from Gordon’s legal troubles and attempts to help Celeste; Bonnie relives painful memories from her past.”

Original air date: 7/7/19

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Read our full review of “Kill Me” here.

Big Little Lies Season 2 Episode 6: The Bad Mother

“Celeste is blindsided by Mary Louise; Gordon continues to disappoint Renata; Bonnie contemplates a solution to her mother’s suffering and her own ongoing guilt; Ed entertains an unusual proposition before catching Madeline in an unguarded moment.”

Original air date: 7/14/19

Read our full review of “The Bad Mother” here.

Big Little Lies Season 2 Episode 7: I Want to Know

“Celeste questions Mary Louise about a tragic event from Perry’s childhood; Madeline worries their lie is tearing the Monterey Five apart.”

Original air date: 7/20/19

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Big Little Lies Season 2 Trailer

A new Big Little Lies Season 2 trailer has arrived!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCWevZV945M

Find out about the “Monterrey Five” in the trailer below…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VV8u766E7Q

Big Little Lies Season 2 Release Date

Big Little Lies Season 2 will premiere on HBO on Sunday, June 9.

For good measure, here are three official photos from Big Little Lies Season 2, which give us a look at how all of the characters are doing…

Big Little Lies Season 2 Cast

Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, and Zoe Kravitz have all been confirmed by Deadline to be returning for Big Little Lies Season 2. 

Meryl Streep will also be in this thing! Because why not monopolize every great actress in Hollywood? Streep will be portraying Mary Louise Wright, the mother of the first season’s troubled Perry Wright (Alexander Skarsgard). For more spoiler-filled thoughts on that, check this out. 

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Meanwhile, Variety has confirmed that husbands Jeffrey Nordling and James Tupper will also be returning. Tupper plays Nathan Carlson, aka Madeline’s ex-husband, Bonnie’s husband, and Abby’s father. Variety teases that he “must cope with a complicated turn of events in his marriage and with his eldest daughter Abby.”

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Young Sheldon’s Iain Armitage will be returning as Ziggy Chapman, Jane’s young son who is now beginning second grade. 

Nordling, who plays Renata’s husband Gordon Klein, “faces the consequences of a big mistake and risks losing everything along the way.” Variety reports that Adam Scott will be returning as Madeline’s husband in Season 2 and is “forced to confront major challenges in his marriage to Madeline.”

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Also per Variety, a string of familiar faces are reappearing in season 2, including Kathryn Newton as as Abigail Carlson (Reese Witherspoon’s daughter by her first marriage), Robin Weigert as Dr. Amanda Reisman (Nicole Kidman’s psychiatrist), Sarah Sokolovic as Tori Bachman (another mother in the community), and Merrin Dungey as Detective Adrienne Quinlan (the gumshoe tracking them all down).

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This comes on the heels of news that Douglas Smith is joining Big Little Lies. Per an HBO release, Smith will play Corey Brockfield, an off-beat surfer, aspiring marine biologist and Jane’s (Shailene Woodley) co-worker. We imagine he might want to be more than just a co-worker though?

In other casting news, Bonnie has parents! The HBO production has cast Martin Donovan (Weeds) and Crystal Fox (The Haves and the Have Nots) as the parents to Zoe Kravitz’ character (via THR). Donovan will play Martin Howard, with Fox playing Elizabeth Howard.

Be sure to check back in; we’ll be updating this article with more Big Little Lies Season 2 news as we get it!

Kayti Burt is a staff editor covering books, TV, movies, and fan culture at Den of Geek. Read more of her work here or follow her on Twitter @kaytiburt.