Is Alexander Skarsgard Returning for 'Big Little Lies' Season 2?


Is Alexander Skarsgard Returning for 'Big Little Lies' Season 2?


Despite being presumed dead in the first season finale of the hit HBO series, Skarsgard's Perry Wright is reportedly set to return for the sophomore season.
Fans rejoice when HBO announced that Golden Globes-winning drama "Big Little Lies" was set to return for another season. While Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon were confirmed to reprise their roles on the series, people were left uncertain if other cast members including Alexander Skarsgard would also return.

While his abusive character Perry Wright seemingly died in the HBO series' season 1 finale, TVLine reports that Skarsgard is poised to return to the sophomore season in some capacity. Many fans speculate that Skarsgard's character may be featured via flashback.

When asked about his character's fate, the Emmy-winning actor opted for an ambiguous answer. "I don't even know if I'm really dead or not," the "True Blood" vet previously told PEOPLE.

Laura Dern confirmed her involvement in the second season of "Big Little Lies" at the 2018 Golden Globes. While HBO hasn't announced more returning actors, the network assured fans that many of the original cast, which included Adam Scott, James Tupper and Jeffrey Nordling, were expected to return.

HBO programming president Casey Bloys previously revealed that the new season wouldn't air until 2019. "They start shooting in the spring. It's not going to air in 2018," Bloys revealed, much to fans' disappointment.

Season 2 will be consisting of seven episodes with David E. Kelly once again providing the script based on a story by Liane Moriarty. Andrea Arnold, meanwhile, is taking over the directing duty from Jean-Marc Valee, who directed all seven episodes of the first season. "David Kelley wrote beautiful scripts and Reese and Nicole were, once again, a force to be reckoned with, reuniting the cast and recruiting the talented Andrea Arnold to direct," Bloys announced back in December.

Kidman added, "This is inspired by the overwhelming response by audiences around the world ... What a journey this has been. I'm so grateful to have this opportunity to keep exploring these female characters and make this series with my friends."


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