The trailer finds the Monterey Five – Madeline (Reese Witherspoon), Celeste (Nicole Kidman), Jane (Shailene Woodley), Renata (Laura Dern) and Bonnie (Zoë Kravitz) – struggling with the repercussions and trauma following the climatic ending in Season 1.
“I can just see the damage that it’s done and it’s just eroding every single one of us,” Witherspoon’s Madeline says in the trailer.
Joining the cast this season is Meryl Streep’s Mary Louise, the mother of the Season 1 victim who launches her own investigation into her son’s death, even as the local police department continues to uncover what happened.
HBO said in a synopsis, “The second season of this subversive, darkly comedic drama will explore the malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and the vicious ferocity of sound parenting. Relationships will fray, loyalties will erode…the potential for emotional and bodily injury shall loom.”
The seven-episode Season 2 of Big Little Lies premieres June 9th on HBO.