‘Big Little Lies’: Adam Scott to Return for Season 2

Actor joins returning cast members including Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman

Big Little Lies

Adam Scott has signed on to return for the second season of HBO’s “Big Little Lies.”

The actor joins series stars Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and Zoë Kravitz, all of whom have been announced to return. They will also be joined by series newcomer Meryl Streep.

Scott will reprise his role as Ed Mackenzie, the husband to Witherspoon’s character Madeline who will be “forced to confront major challenges in his marriage.”

The second outing, like the first, be written and executive produced by David E. Kelley and will be based, in part, on a story by Liane Moriarty. Andrea Arnold has signed on to direct all seven installments, stepping in for Season 1 director Jean-Marc Vallée.

In addition to Kelly, Arnold, Witherspoon and Kidman, executive producers on the series also include Bruna Papandrea, Vallée, Nathan Ross and Gregg Fienberg.

The first season was a breakout hit for HBO, bringing the premium cable network 16 Emmy nominations and eight wins, effectively sweeping the Limited Series categories in September. The drama also proved to be a big winner at the Golden Globes, taking home four wins, including a supporting actress award for Dern.