How ‘Big Little Lies’ scored a second season — and Meryl Streep, too

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You have to be a really good TV show to lure an actor like Meryl Streep. HBO’s “Big Little Lies” was just that good, apparently.

“I loved this show. I was addicted to it,” Streep told the Television Critics Association Friday, promoting the second season of “Lies. “I just felt like I had something to give to this piece.”

Streep will give a lot to the critically acclaimed series, which she joins in for Season 2, due in June. The series, based on Liane Moriarty’s book about a group of Calfornia mothers linked by secrets and trauma, was meant to be a seven-episode, one-time event when it debuted in 2017. But after several Emmys and “enormous demand” from the audience, the A-list cast – which includes Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley and Zoe Kravitz – signed up for a new season.

Creator David E. Kelley promises that everyone was on board for the plan for the second season, including Kidman and Witherspoon, who are also producers.

“Everybody (in the cast) can get jobs,” he joked. “We didn’t want to do this unless we had a fair shot of living up to the bar we all thought that we set in year one.”

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