Big Little Lies Season 2 Adds Star Power with Meryl Streep Joining Cast!

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Meryl Streep is joining the cast of Big Little Lies for its second season.

It can't be hard to pass up a role on a show that is on fire this awards season, especially in the acting categories.

Meryl Streep Smiles

It has one of the best casts on all of TV, and it's only going to get better with the addition of Streep. 

The esteemed actress has boarded the red-hot HBO drama in the series regular role of Mary Louise Wright. 

Yes, she's the mother of Alexander Skarsgard's Perry Wright, who was killed off during Big Little Lies Season 1

Meryl Streep Attends Premiere

Mary is said to arrive in Monterey in the aftermath of the murder, and she will be seeking answers about the big death. 

In addition to that, she wants to make sure her grandchildren are safe, and we're sure she'll have some choice words for Celeste. 

It was just days ago that news broke that Skarsgard would be returning to the series for Season 2

There were no other details revealed, but the consensus is that he will appear via flashbacks. 

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It would cheapen the whole series if Perry somehow faked his death, and we're not even sure how that would work when you consider the way in which he was killed. 

Big Little Lies has been a roaring success for HBO since it debuted in early 2017. It won eight Emmy Awards at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in September. 

The wins have been coming fast and furious for a show that was initially billed as a limited series. 

After the positive reaction to Big Little Lies Season 1, there were rumors that more episodes would be produced. 

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Big Little Lies Season 2 was confirmed back in December with Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon returning to lead the cast. 

At the time, no other cast members were announced, but it is widely expected that the key players from the freshman run will all be back. 

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Big Little Lies returns to HBO in 2019.

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