With Big Little Lies freshly minted as both a major award-winning drama and also a formidable and addictive show that promises drama in every moment, there's a lot of speculation about how the show will stick the landing in Season 2. With expectations high, it's only fair to expect Season 2 to pack and even bigger emotional wallop as new situations come together and new tensions are brought out into the open.
And now, in this post-Golden Globes glow, we have some more exciting news about Big Little Lies Season 2 that all but confirms things are going to take a dramatic turn. Big Little Lies executive producer (and Season 1 director) Jean-Marc Vallée teased a new character coming to Monterey while speaking to Entertainment Tonight at the Golden Globes.
"[T]here’s a new character coming," Vallée began. "Perry's mother, that’s all I can say.”
Oh, it may not sound like that juicy a sound-bite, but believe you me, if Perry was anything like his mother, then his mother is one heck of a pill. We don't know that much about Perry's life growing up, nor do we know anything about his parents or the kind of marriage they had. The arrival of Perry's mother will surely add some intensity to Celeste's storylines, as Celeste is likely still grappling with the fallout of Perry's death and beginning her life afresh with her twin boys.
And no matter what Perry's mother is like personality-wise, it feels almost guaranteed she is going to be nosing around Monterey and Celeste's friend group for answers about what happened to her son. When we left them in Season 1, it felt like the women had pulled off the perfect cover-up; it's highly unlikely their facade will remain intact in Season 2. Something is going to feel amiss, and if Big Little Lies has proven anything to us in the past, it's that a mother always knows when something is wrong with her child.
Basically, Celeste's life just got way more complicated.
There's no word yet on who will play Perry's mother, and I'll have to go one step further and shoot down your hopes of speculative casting, because nobody's appeared to even be in talks or auditioning (that we know of). Even without a face to put to the name, it's hard not to feel your blood run cold just thinking about what lies ahead for Celeste and Co. when Perry's mother arrives.
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