‘Big Little Lies': Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Zoe Kravitz to Return for Season 2

Actresses join stars Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, as well as newcomer Meryl Streep

Last Updated: February 16, 2018 @ 1:00 PM

Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and Zoe Kravitz are headed back to Monterey.

HBO announced on Friday that the three actresses would return to “Big Little Lies” for the drama’s second season, joining stars and executive producers Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon. They will also be joined by series newcomer Meryl Streep.

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.

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