What’s the status of Big Little Lies after two seasons? Continue reading to learn more about Big Little Lies Season 3.
Big Little Lies is an American drama television series based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty. As the show’s second season concluded a while ago on the network. The viewers are wondering if this is the last time they will watch it or if HBO Max will renew it for additional seasons as the show has gained popularity and a devoted fan base worldwide.
So, it is fair to ask about the franchise’s status and future plans. If you were looking forward to knowing more about the next chapter of Big Little Lies, then you have reached the right place, as we have listed all the crucial and latest information about the forthcoming season of the show.
Here is everything we know about Big Little Lies Season 3’s status with HBO Max.
Will there be a Season 3 of Big Little Lies?
Unfortunately, many reports have confirmed one such being, Variety, which states that the series is done for good after the premiere of the second season. In the report, it is mentioned that Kravitz announced “Big Little Lies” is over following the death of director and executive producer Jean-Marc Vallée. As she kept no such hope alive during a new video interview with GQ magazine.
“I don’t think it is,” Kravitz said when answering a fan question about the chances of “Big Little Lies” returning for Season 3. “We talked about doing a Season 3 a lot. Unfortunately, Jean-Marc Vallée, our incredible director, passed away this last year. It’s heartbreaking. I can’t imagine going on without him. He really was the visionary for that show. Unfortunately, it’s done.” Take a look at the exclusive interview on GQ’s YouTube channel below:
In addition to this, HBO president Casey Bloys also said a third season of the show was “not realistic” due to scheduling the show’s actors, but mentioned that the network is more than willing to greenlight it if the cast is able to work out their schedules. Despite the fact that the prior seasons have had a fairly good reception, the series has been left to cancellation.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the second season holds an 86% “certified fresh” rating with an average rating of 7.7 out of 10 based on 105 reviews. The website’s critical consensus reads, “Gorgeous and gripping, Big Little Lies‘ second season doubles down on the dark humor and gives its impressive cast even more juicy drama to chew on – especially an excellent Meryl Streep.” On Metacritic, the season has a score of 82 out of 100, based on 36 critics, indicating “universal acclaim.”
Big Little Lies Season 3: What could have been the plot?
The series would have been picked up by the final episode of the second season which is titled as, “I Want to Know,” released on July 21, 2019. The episode is directed by Andrea Arnold and the story is written by David E. Kelley and Liane Moriarty. The episode was viewed by 1.98 US million viewers. In the episode, the viewers got to see that, Celeste confronts Mary Louise in court about Perry’s brother’s death, how he dealt with it, and how she treated him.
Later, Celeste shows a video of Perry physically abusing her that her son took and claims that Mary Louise would raise her own sons to be similar abusers. Celeste eventually gains full custody, and Mary Louise departs Monterey Bay. Bonnie tells her mother she loves her just before she dies, but she does not love Nathan. Ed and Madeline renew their marriage vows. Jane and Corey’s relationship progresses with Ziggy’s blessing.
Gordon arranges to keep his train set despite the repossession of their other property, much to Renata’s chagrin, who destroys it and abandons him. Finally, Bonnie texts the rest of the Monterey Five that she is going to confess, and all four women accompany her to the police station in response. Take a look at the official promo of the seventh episode on HBO’s YouTube channel below:
Big Little Lies Season 2: A Quick Recap
The official description of the series’ prior seasons states, Based on Liane Moriarty’s bestselling book and featuring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley, this darkly comedic series tells the tale of three mothers whose seemingly perfect lives unravel to the point of murder. Trouble returns to Monterey, CA.
As relationships unravel, loyalties erode, and the potential for emotional and bodily injury still looms large, HBO’s smash-hit series is back. In Season 2, the “Monterey Five”-Madeline, Celeste, Jane, Renata, and Bonnie – look to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives – just as Perry’s mother (Meryl Streep) arrives looking for answers.
Take a look at the official episode guide for the second season below:
Episode 1: What Have They Done? – June 9, 2019: Following first-day-of-school events, Madeline is worried by Bonnie’s behavior and is shocked when Abigail says she doesn’t want to go to college; Mary Louise, Celeste’s mother-in-law, offers her unvarnished assessment of Madeline’s character.
Episode 2: Tell-Tale Hearts – June 16, 2019: 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.
Episode 3: The End of the World – June 23, 2019: 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.
Episode 4: She Knows – June 30, 2019: 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.
Episode 5: Kill Me – July 7, 2019: Renata deals with the fallout from Gordon’s legal troubles and attempts to help Celeste; Bonnie relives painful memories from her past.
Episode 6: The Bad Mother – July 14, 2019: 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.
Episode 7: I Want to Know – July 21, 2019: Celeste questions Mary Louise about a tragic event from Perry’s childhood; Madeline worries their lie is tearing the Monterey Five apart.
The series is available on steam on HBO in the United States and is available to stream in 4K resolution on HBO Max as it is an exclusive series developed for the digital streaming platform. Moreover, the membership of the platform costs $10 per month (or $100 per year) for the ad-supported plan and $15 per month (or $150 per year) for the ad-free option. The viewers can choose the membership plan according to their preference and stream the vast catalog that HBO Max has to offer its users with tv-series and movies ranging across different genres.
Catch up on the previous seasons, and let us know in the comments how you feel about the sudden cancelation of Big Little Lies Season 3.