Amazing news, Big Little Lies fans: You thought the HBO miniseries couldn’t get any better, and then the show adds a new addition: Meryl Streep. Yes, the iconic Meryl Streep will play Mary Louise Wright – the mother of Nicole Kidman’s on-screen abusive husband Perry Wright (Alexander Skarsgård) – in the next season.
This is a big score for the HBO drama, who recently revealed the show would be returning for a second season after much delay from the network. Meryl has under her belt the most Academy Award nominations ever, most recently nominated for her latest role in The Post.
The original Big Little Lies cast includes Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Nicole Kidman, Zoe Kravitz, and Shailene Woodley – though there’s been no confirmation yet on whether Kravitz and Woodley will definitely return for the seven-episode season. Either way, please join us in hardly containing our excitement with this insanely amazing news. The people of twitter have already provided some excellently hysterical reactions:
Just engrave Meryl Streep’s name on all the TV awards and send them to her now to save time. #BigLittleLies
— Travon Free (@Travon) January 24, 2018
“There’s no way they can do a sequel to Big Little Lies! No way! Where could they possib-” pic.twitter.com/1PBfRDQVHY
— Meghan O’Keefe (@megsokay) January 24, 2018
if it were 2006, I would have already changed my “Religious Views” on Facebook to “Meryl Streep on Big Little Lies”
— Josh Duboff (@JDuboff) January 24, 2018
can’t believe meryl streep will be the first person to win an oscar for a TV performance
— Julie Kosin (@juliekosin) January 24, 2018