Fans of Alexander Skarsgård will be happy to know that he might return Big Little Lies, even if that means the return of his villainous character, Perry Wright, for the second season of the hit HBO show. Fans of the mini-series have been dying for any information about the next season, which films this year and will air in 2019. Well, first season director Jean-Marc Vallée, who will still serve as a producer, just spilled the first public details about season two.
“Well, there’s a new character coming,” Vallée teased in an interview with Entertainment Tonight on the Golden Globes red carpet Sunday night. “Perry’s mother, that’s all I can say.”
Skarsgård’s character was (spoiler alert) dramatically killed by Bonnie, played by Zoë Kravitz, in the finale of the first season. Little is known about his background or the beginnings of Perry and Celeste’s relationship, though perhaps this new detail means season two will explore their past in depth. As to whether or not Perry’s mom will be a heroine or a villain, who will play the character, or how many episodes she will appear in, only time will tell. Skarsgård’s fate is also up in the air; there’s been no confirmation that he will (or won’t) appear in the upcoming season. While season one kept very closely to the story told in the book it was based on by Liane Moriarty, season two will strike new, untold narratives.
To top off the news, Nicole Kidman nabbed the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie for her role as Celeste Wright, a mother of twin boys whose husband, Perry, physically and mentally abuses her. Here’s hoping for more powerful storylines—and powerhouse actresses—when Big Little Lies returns.
As for the possibility that the series writer David E. Kelly could recruit his wife Michelle Pfeiffer for a role, he jokes last night on the Golden Globes red carpet that she's just "too expensive." Pfeiffer herself said no one has asked.