Confession: we’ve been stalking the upcoming season of our favourite glossy murder mystery like a crazed fan. What we know so far: Meryl Streep is joining the cast as the mother of Perry Wright (Alexander Skarsgard); British filmmaker Andrea Arnold directed the series; and Australian author Liane Moriarty, who wrote the original novel, was involved in the project, filming as officially wrapped and we have been graced with the first official look at the highly-anticipated series.
First Teaser Trailer Of 2019
When Will The Season Air?
While HBO remain tight-lipped on exactly when the series will hit our screens, but at the moment it's likely to drop in June, two months after the release of Season 8 of Game of Thrones.
Nicole Kidman also confirmed as much when she told Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen, “We’re looking at June. We’re still in the midst of editing it, but thanks for asking because we’re glad that people are excited about it.”
Producers have revealed the script explores the "malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting. Relationships will fray, loyalties will erode ... the potential for emotional and bodily injury shall loom."
The Series Will See A New Director Take The Helm
Acclaimed director Andrea Arnold will be taking over from Jean-Marc Vallee. Witherspoon previously said, “Andrea’s unique storytelling style will be a welcome addition to the filmmaking team”.
The New Season Will Focus on The Fallout From Perry's Death
Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald, Moriarty confirmed that the second season will prioritise Celeste and what follows after Perry’s death. She said, “The question that’s also a really interesting thing, when you’ve been through a relationship like that, how do you feel now? How would she feel? She’s grieving. She’s still grieving for the end of a terrible relationship and I think that would be a really interesting thing to explore. So there’s a whole lot of different storylines.”
We’ll be counting down the days until we can relish once more in wind-swept coastal eye candy, shadowy plotlines, and a welcome dose of women power on the small screen.