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The Reason 'Big Little Lies' Might Not Be Returning for Another Season Is Disappointing

Shannon Barbour
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From Marie Claire

  • Big Little Lies is nearing the end of season two and probably won't be back for a third.
  • The reason the HBO show isn't returning is a little disappointing.

Somehow, the second season Big Little Lies is nearly over already. As if that weren't bad enough, apparently the show isn't returning for another season, which means no more iconic Renata Klein moments! No more Mary-Louise screams! No more of Ed Mackenzie's passive aggressiveness! And according to some sources, the reason why the show isn't coming back is all down to the A-list cast.

According to The Daily Mail and TV Line, a "show boss" from HBO named Casey Bloys said the level of talent on the show is just too good and it's hard to lock everyone down for another season. He said, "The reality is, they are some of the busiest actresses working in Hollywood. I just think it's not realistic." Ugh. This sucks.

But don't get me wrong: The fact that these A-list women are booking (and creating!) so many jobs is amazing and should definitely be applauded. However, it's a little disappointing they probably can't work out their schedules to film another go at this. Speaking on behalf of the entire BLL fandom (I just appointed myself, sorry!), we can even wait a couple years until everyone's schedule is cleared! Honestly, IDK if I can live in a world where BLL and Game of Thrones no longer consume every waking thought I have.


Casey seems to feel the same way and added, "Look, if they all came to me and said, 'We worked out all of our schedules!,' then sure. But I just don't think it's realistic."

Casey does have some insight that might help fill the BLL-sized hole in your heart, though. If you're obsessed with Nicole Kidman, she's going to be working with HBO on her new show, The Undoing. And some of the other actors have HBO-gigs lined up, too. Bless.

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