Created by: David E. Kelley
Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée, Andrea Arnold
Written by: David E. Kelley, Liane Moriarty (based on)
Other cast: Reese Witherspoon, ,Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgård, Adam Scott, Zoë Kravitz, James Tupper, Jeffrey Nordling, Laura Dern, Kathryn Newton, Iain Armitage, Meryl Streep
Premiere date: February 19, 2017
Episodes: Appeared in all episodes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Running time: 1h
"Big Little Lies" weaves a darkly comedic tale of murder and mischief in the tranquil beachfront town of Monterey, Calif. Amidst doting moms, successful husbands, beautiful children, and stunning homes exists a community fueled by rumors and divided into haves and have-nots, exposing fractured relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children, and friends and neighbors. Told through the eyes of three mothers -- Madeline, Celeste and Jane -- the series' narrative explores society's myths regarding perfection and its romanticization of marriage, sex, parenting and friendship. Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley star as the three prominent "mothers of Monterey."
• it’s a wonderful lie.
• A perfect life is a perfect lie.
• Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman became very close during filming the first season, to the extent that Witherspoon bought the residence next to Kidman’s house in her hometown of Nashville.
• Zoe Kravitz lived with Nicole Kidman when Kravitz was 13, during the time Kidman was engaged to her father Lenny Kravitz.
• Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman also both serve as producers of the show. They acquired the rights for the book adaptation in a collaboration between their own respective film companies Pacific Standard and Blossom Films.
• Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban’s two daughters, Rose and Faith, were extras on the show.