The Big Little Lies Miniseries Will be Helmed by a Single Director


HBO’s miniseries adaptation of Big Little Lies will be directed by a single director.

The HBO miniseries is a tried and true tradition, and tends to be the networks preferred format for adapting novels or plays for television. An adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s bestselling Big Little Lies has been in production since back in May, but it’s only recently that more details about the production side of it have come to light.

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Accord to Deadline, the entire run of Big Little Lies will be directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. That’s a total of seven episodes. Vallée directed Dallas Buyers Club and Wild, which stared Reese Witherspoon. Witherspoon will also be staring in this adaptation. Having a single director can lend a sense of cohesion to the project, much like True Detective’s first season, which was directed by Cary Fukunaga.

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Seven episodes is also not an overly long commitment. Big Little Lies was published in 2014, and HBO didn’t waste very much time in snapping it up. Big Little Lies is something of a high-profile outing for HBO, and has the cast to back it up, with both Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman taking major roles. The miniseries doesn’t have a premiere date yet, but it’s not out of line to expect it sometime in 2016.

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For those that aren’t familiar with the source material Big Little Lies is about three mothers of young children that lead seemingly idyllic lives. Also, there’s a murder. Sounds like the perfect sort of fodder for HBO.