An acclaimed drama series just added an acclaimed actress to the cast list. Meryl Streep will be a cast member on HBO’s “Big Little Lies” when it returns for season two.
Nicole Kidman confirmed the news in an Instagram post that included a photo of Kidman and Streep — you can see the photo below. Kidman wrote in the post: “Welcome to the #BigLittleLies family Miss Streep – can’t wait xx”
HBO has said season two will consist of seven episodes, which will be released in 2019. David E. Kelley remains aboard and is writing the series, with director Jean-Marc Vallee remaining as an executive producer. Andrea Arnold will direct.
Streep, a three-time Academy Award winner, will play Mary Louise Wright, the mother of Alexander Skarsgard’s character, Perry.
“This is a rare TV appearance for Streep, though she has made jaunts to HBO-land before, memorably starring in the 2003 adaptation of ‘Angels in America’ (and winning an Emmy for her trouble),” Vanity Fair reports. “It was also announced back in 2016 that she would star in a mysterious upcoming J.J. Abrams TV project titled ‘The Nix.’ While new details still have yet to emerge about that show, it was later reported that Streep was set to earn a staggering $825,000 per episode.”
Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep (Instagram)