The actress, 56, seemingly confirmed that another installment is coming for the series in the horizon. While taking part in an undisclosed fan event as seen in an Instagram video from DeuxMoi, the star confirmed the series coming sometime soon.
“I loved Big Little Lies because it sort of came along at a time in my life when I had my children, and I was thinking I was going to retire, and then this situation came along, where Reese Witherspoon and I were able to produce that show,” Kidman said. “And then all of you watched it and made it a massive success.”
“And we will be bringing you a third one, just FYI,” the star then added.
Big Little Lies premiered in 2017 and was based on Lian Moriarty’s book of the same title. The series launch starred Kidman, Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, and Zoë Kravitz in the lead roles.
Viewers saw the lives of wealthy parents on Monterey, California as they dealt with a murder that loomed in the group.
In the second season, viewers saw Meryl Streep join the cast as Kidman’s on-screen mother-in-law.
The show also starred Alexander Skarsgård, Adam Scott, Kathryn Newton, James Tupper and Jeffrey Nordling, among others.
Many were concerned if a third season would be coming anytime soon after the death of season one director Jean-Marc Vallée, who died of a heart attack at age 58 in December 2021.
During a GQ video interview. Kravitz, 34, said, “We talked about doing a season 3 a lot. Unfortunately, Jean-Marc Vallée, our incredible director, passed away this last year. It’s heartbreaking.”
She continued, “I can’t imagine going on without him. He really was the visionary for that show. Unfortunately, it’s done.”
In addition, HBO president Casey Bloys confirmed that a potential third season did not seem possible for other reasons.
“I love this group of people — I would do anything with them,” Bloys told TVLine at the time when asked about the prospect of a renewal. “But the reality is, they are some of the busiest actresses working in Hollywood. … I just think it’s not realistic.”
That is clear by comparing Kidman’s comments this week to what she said on the subject almost four years ago, in January 2020.
“Everyone’s working. Hopefully we can collide again at one point,” she said at the time.
Her sentiment was echoed back then by HBO chief Casey Bloys. “I think the thing with Big Little Lies is you have a group of people who all really love working together but obviously they’re some of the most high-profile people working in entertainment. Reese [Witherspoon], Nicole, Zoe [Kravitz], Laura [Dern], everybody is so busy. It would be great to get the band back together at some point but right now everybody is so busy and there’s no idea, where we’re all saying ‘that makes perfect sense’. I think it’s more of one of those ‘someday’,” he told Deadline.
Big Little Lies executive producer Bruna Papandrea earlier this year hinted that the team may be revisiting the series whose second season ended with a cliffhanger and its lead characters marching to jail.
“I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately,” Papandrea told Deadline. “I do believe a lot of people feel the way I do, which is to find a way at some point to continue.”