“Big Little Lies” was originally conceived as a one-and-done limited series that returned for an unexpected second season thanks to the show’s massive success and critical acclaim.
With the second season finale about to air, star Nicole Kidman says she’s open to a third — but only under certain conditions.
“I think we would love to do a season three because there are certainly ideas,” said Kidman in an interview with News Corp Australia.
“But we would not do it without all of the same people involved,” she added, “even the kids.”
In the interview, Kidman also opened up about what it was like to act opposite the legendary Meryl Streep.
“[Filming with her] was intimidating, which is good, it should be,” Kidman admitted.
“I mean, Meryl is the Great One and she’s just so professional,” she added. “It’s so beautifully written and scripted, so we’re lucky in terms of legalese, the way in which [series creator] David E. Kelley walks us all through that… you gotta see this finale… there’s so much more to come.”
While Kidman may be open to a third season, Kelley is apparently not of the same opinion. During a session at the Television Critics Association press tour in February, he said there was “no such plan now” for an additional season, adding, “I think that it’s one and two, and we like where our closure is at the end of season two, so that will probably be it.”
“That’s what you said last time,” Kidman jokingly told Kelley, while co-star Reese Witherspoon added: “That is. You sat here and said that last time, David.”
The season finale of “Big Little Lies” airs Sunday, July 21.