Confession time (this is a safe space, right?): I haven’t seen a single episode of Big Little Lies. I really want to. I’m just busy, ya know? Also I had the flu last week and started watching Pretty Little Liars and now I’m two and a half seasons in and committed. There’s a theme here. I’m really late to the party when it comes to the TV shows literally everyone watches.
But even though I still haven’t watched Big Little Lies, I’ve been on the internet, so I’m obviously aware of how obsessed people are with the show. I’m also aware that it was hugely successful for HBO — ratings increased 64 percent between the premiere and the finale — so the network would be insane to just leave it as a seven-episode limited series.
Fans have been downright begging for a second season, and it sounds like they may get their wish. Author Liane Moriarty, who wrote the book on which the series is based, told the Sydney Morning Herald that producers have already approached her about continuing the story.
“I have started to think about ways this could continue,” she said. “The producers have asked me to see if I can come up with some ideas. I wouldn’t write a new book but perhaps a new story, and then we’ll see what happens.”
Not everyone is on board, though. Director Jean-Marc Vallée has said previously that the series is “a one-time deal,” and that it’s peaked, so everyone should just leave it at the high point it reached. Still, money is money, and HBO is likely to give the fans what they want (to pay for).
Keep it up, guys. In a few years when I finally get around to watching this, I want to be able to binge all of the seasons.