Meryl Streep has joined the cast for season two of Big Little Lies, the HBO series based on Liane Moriarty's novel that stars Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman. The Hollywood Reporter wrote that Streep "will play Mary Louise Wright, the mother to the abusive Perry Wright (Alexander Skarsgard), who (spoiler alert!) was revealed to have been the one who died during the Emmy-winning first season of the David E. Kelley drama."
Thus far only Streep, Witherspoon and Kidman are confirmed to return for the next season. THR reported that "deals with the remainder of the cast are still being worked out.... Kelley is confirmed to return and has already penned all seven scripts for season two, which is partially based on a story by Moriarty."