Big Little Lies First Look: Meryl Streep Debuts!

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We've known for a few months now that Meryl Streep will appear as a series regular on Big Little Lies Season 2, and now we have our first look at the award-winning actress in action. 

Series star, Nicole Kidman took to Instagram to share the first look photo. 

You can see the picture below. 

Meryl Streep On Big Little Lies

"First day on the set with Meryl and “my” darling boys," Kidman captioned the picture. 

At the time of Streep's casting, it was revealed that Mary Louis heads to Monterey “searching for answers” because she’s “concerned for the well-being of her grandchildren following her son’s death.”

Related: Big Little Lies: Meryl Streep Joins Cast!

As you may recall, Big Little Lies Season 1 Episode 7 confirmed that Alexander Skarsgard's Perry was the character who was murdered after it emerged that he was the one who raped Shailene Woodley's Jane. 

As such, Bonnie was the character who stepped up when a scuffle ensued during one of the most elegant galas of the season in Monterey. 

Meryl Streep Attends Premiere

The series was originally envisioned as a miniseries, but the success with viewers and critics, and the multitude of awards wins paved the way for another season. 

All of the key players from Big Little Lies Season 1 will return for Season 2 ... even Skarsgard. 

HBO recently released character descriptions for the characters, and you can read them below. 

  • Celeste: Reeling from her husband Perry’s death, Celeste is adrift, but determined to fight for her family and find the woman she once was. 
  • Madeline: Finding that good intentions don’t always yield good consequences, Madeline confronts the truth of Perry’s death, while coming to terms with her own marriage and traditional notions of family. 
  • Jane: While processing Perry’s sudden death, Jane is trying to build a new life for herself and Ziggy. 
  • Renata: The epitome of control, Renata is now faced with new challenges in her marriage. 
  • Bonnie: Bonnie struggles with Perry’s death and is forced to face demons in her past.
Bonnie Sings - Big Little Lies Season 1 Episode 7

Okay, Big Little Lies Fanatics! What do you think of this latest picture from the series?

Are you excited about everything you're hearing about the new season?

Hit the comments below. 

Big Little Lies returns to HBO in 2019. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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