Big Little Lies, Starring Reese Witherspoon, Premieres in February

Big Little Lies is the next project to join HBO’s February lineup.

We’ve been waiting on this one for a while. Big Little Lies, the adaptation of the novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty, has been stewing over at HBO for what feels like a long time. That’s not really the case, but it does say something about how excited we are for it to get off the ground. Well, now we have an actual date to look forward to. According to VarietyBig Little Lies will premiere on February 19th.

The series is about a group of young mothers that become fast friends. This leads, as it must, to murder. It’s also described as being a dark comedy, which sounds about right from the tone of the trailer:

The trailer is basically perfect. It hits all the checkmarks of being genuinely interesting, dark and mysterious, as well as having an excellent soundtrack. The series will star Reese Witherspoon alongside Nicole Kidman and an embarrassment of other big names. This includes True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård.

The novel is highly acclaimed, and Moriarty has become something of a star. Let’s hope that this series lives up to its source material. It should help that it was created by David E. Kelly, the man behind Picket Fences, The Practice, Ally McBeal, and the under appreciated Boston Public. Big Little Lies is described as a limited series, but that could change. There could, after all, be a second season of The Night Of.

For those interested in HBO’s winter lineup as a whole, Girls’ final season will also be premiering in February, and The Young Pope’s first season will come earlier, in January. Veep and Silicon Valley have been pretty good about sticking to their spring schedules, so don’t expect those two any earlier.