Will they or won’t they? Since the second season of Big Little Lies wrapped this past weekend, we’ve all been wondering whether there would be a third installment. The ending was so ambiguous and left us with about a zillion questions, so how could there not be more?
Our worst fears—that this is indeed the end of the star-studded series—were confirmed about a week ago when HBO boss Casey Bloys said another season was a no-go because of tricky schedules and busy performers. Thankfully though, at the Summer Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour Wednesday in Beverly Hills, Bloys backtracked on his words and ignited hope all over again when he said the magic words: “Never say never.”
That’s right, the man who brought us the Deadwood: The Movie over a decade after the series wrapped, is open to making another season of the Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon-led show after all. Forgive us if we want to put on our best red dresses and dance by the ocean.
However, there’s kind of a Big condition for another season to forge ahead.
“To me, on the face of it, there’s no obvious place to go or no obvious story,” he said, noting the idea of what happens after the big lie was a natural place to go in season two. “That said it’s an extraordinary group of actors and producers and writers and directors. So if they all came to me and said, ‘We have the greatest take. Listen to this,’ I would certainly be open to it, because I love working with all of them. But who knows? It just doesn’t feel like it, but I’m certainly open.”
So he’s telling us there’s a chance. We know it’s a small one, but we’ll take it. Especially if it means more Renata and her oh-so-GIFable moments in our lives. The good news is that the cast seems down for it, at any rate.
“I think we would love to do a season three because there is certainly ideas,” Kidman said in an Australian interview following the finale. “But we would not do it without all of the same people involved… even the kids.”
We mean… fair. But at the same time, it’s already happened once before. Don’t forget this show was originally only supposed to go for one season, a fact that Kidman brought up at the winter TCA press tour earlier this year, when producer David Kelley also said two seasons was it.
“That’s what you said last time,” Kidman responded on the panel before Witherspoon jumped in as well. “That is. You sat here and said that last time, David.”
We guess it was all just one big Lie.