‘Big Little Lies’: Will There Be a Second Season?

The show’s ambiguous ending left a lot of viewers with questions about a Season 2

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HBO’s “Big Little Lies” had a satisfying ending, but questions remain. Could we be on track for a second season?

The unfortunate answer is unlikely.

“Big Little Lies” wrapped up Sunday night with pretty much all loose ends tied up. We find out who the killer was and who died. The women are all frolicking on the beach together now that [REDACTED] is in the clear.

However, the finale ended with a shot of the women through a set of binoculars, showing that they may not be as free as they think.

This ambiguous ending leaves the show open for a possible second season, but as this was only picked up as a limited series, and it’s based on a book that ends where the show ends, it’s not likely.

“Big Little Lies” was announced and picked up as a limited series, meaning it would only run for one season. It was based on the New York Times best-selling novel from Australian author Liane Moriarty, which doesn’t end with the open-ended scene that confused viewers of the show, but ends in a similar fashion — with the killer being revealed and the others deciding to lie to cover it up.

Jean-Marc Vallee told The Hollywood Reporter that the ending is meant to let the viewer fill in the blanks.

“To do a season two, I’m not for it,” he said. “Let’s move on and do something else! If there’s an opportunity to reunite with Reese, Nicole and these characters of course, I’ll be a part of it, but ‘Big Little Lies’ is a one-time deal.”

Nicole Kidman shared with Entertainment Weekly that she’d like a second season, to explore the backstory of some key characters.

“Big Little Lies” raised the question: did the women do the right thing? The series is about lingering fears and doubts, even when you’re justified in the horrible things you do. Sure [REDACTED] seemingly got away with killing [REDACTED] but that doesn’t mean the events are over. They’ll always stick around in the minds of the characters.

Of course that doesn’t mean a second season — with a whole new cast of characters — couldn’t be on the table, like what’s been done with “Fargo,” and “American Horror Story.”

At the time of this writing, HBO has not responded to a request for comment.

The show is incredibly popular on HBO, with the penultimate episode bringing in around two million viewers with an average of seven million viewers for the series, according to an HBO press release.