Big Little Lies Soundbyte

Big Little Lies stars Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman were asked what made them so passionate about producing, particularly this miniseries? Click play to hear what they had to say.

Big Little Lies Storyline

In the tranquil seaside town of Monterey, California, nothing is quite as it seems. Doting moms, successful husbands, adorable children, beautiful homes. What lies will be told to keep their perfect worlds from unraveling?

The series is told through the eyes of three mothers – Madeline, Celeste and Jane. Big Little Lies paints a picture of a town fueled by rumors and divided into the haves and have-nots. It exposing the conflicts, secrets and betrayals that compromise relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children, and friends and neighbors.

The show is based on the New York Times number-one bestseller of the same name by Liane Moriarty. Big Little Lies is a subversive, darkly comedic drama that weaves a tale of murder and mischief. It explores society’s myth of perfection and the contradictions that exist beneath our idealized façade of marriage, sex, parenting and friendship.

The seven-episode limited drama series debuted on Sunday February 19th 2017 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.

Big Little Lies, Episode 2 - Adam Scott, Reese Witherspoon
Big Little Lies, Episode 2 – Ed (Adam Scott) and Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) ©2017 HBO, photo by Hilary Bronwyn Gayle
Big Little Lies, Episode 2 - Nicole Kidman
Big Little Lies, Episode 2 – Celeste (Nicole Kidman) ©2017 HBO, photo by Hilary Bronwyn Gayle

Judy Sloane

Judy is Film Review Online's regular Los Angeles based reporter.