HBO’s Golden Globes trailer for its upcoming slate of shows offered a doozy of a hint about what’s next on “Big Little Lies”: a shot of stars Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz, Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern in what looks a lot like a police lineup.
They’re wearing the same costumes they wore to the school fundraiser in the Season 1 finale of the show, in which their characters tag-teamed a coverup of the death of Alexander Skarsgård’s character — the abusive husband of Kidman’s Celeste Wright.
Police interviews with witnesses popped up throughout Season 1, so we knew the crew didn’t get away clean. But the shot of the police lineup hints that the women may not be out of legal peril. (Of course, we got the sense that that wasn’t the case when we saw that a mystery person was spying on them on the beach at the end of the finale.)
This isn’t the first lineup on “Big Little Lies”: In Season 1, schoolboys had to stand in line after one of them was accused of choking Amabella, daughter of Renata (Dern).
Could it be a dream sequence? A nightmare? There’s definitely a dark, dreamy quality to the sequence. But if one of our leads is dreaming of police lineups, it’s probably a safe guess that she doesn’t feel completely out of the woods in the killing.
“Big Little Lies,” based on Liane Moriarty’s novel, was supposed to be a miniseries, but proved such a hit that HBO opted to give fans what they want.
As executive producers, Witherspoon and Kidman were the first to announce the show’s second season, with David E. Kelley writing and Andrea Arnold in the director’s chair. This time, the castmates will also be joined by Meryl Streep.
The show doesn’t yet have a premiere date, but Kidman said on New Year’s Eve that everyone is “looking at June.”
Watch the HBO video above, which also includes a first-look at “Watchmen” and hints about the future of “Game of Thrones.”