In the tranquil seaside town of Monterey, California, nothing is quite as it seems. Doting moms, successful husbands, adorable children, beautiful homes: What lies will be told to keep their perfect worlds from unraveling?
Told through the eyes of three mothers – Madeline, Celeste and Jane – Big Little Lies paints a picture of a town fueled by rumors and divided into the haves and have-nots, exposing the conflicts, secrets and betrayals that compromise relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children, and friends and neighbors.
Based on the New York Times number-one bestseller of the same name by Liane Moriarty, Big Little Lies is a subversive, darkly comedic drama that weaves a tale of murder and mischief as it explores society’s myth of perfection and the contradictions that exist beneath our idealized façade of marriage, sex, parenting and friendship.
The new series is directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club, for which he received an editing Oscar nomination, Wild), Big Little Lies is written for television and created by David E. Kelley (seven-time Emmy winner for Picket Fences, LA Law, The Practice and Ally McBeal).
The stellar cast includes Reese Witherspoon (Oscar, Golden Globe and SAG Award winner for Walk the Line, Wild); Nicole Kidman (Golden Globe and SAG Award nominee for Lion, Oscar winner for The Hours, Golden Globe winner for To Die For, Moulin Rouge! and The Hours); Shailene Woodley (Independent Spirit Award winner, Golden Globe and SAG Award nominee for The Descendants, Divergent); Laura Dern (Wild); Zoë Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road, Divergent); Alexander Skarsgård (The Legend of Tarzan); Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation); James Tupper (Men in Trees, Revenge); and Jeffrey Nordling (Sully, Motive).
It is also co-executive produced by Witherspoon and Kidman.
The seven-episode limited drama series debuts Sunday, February 19th at 9pm exclusively on HBO and HBO Canada.
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