Big Little Lies casting news: Poorna Jagannathan joins cast in recurring role


Poorna Jagannathan will join an already star-studded Big Little Lies cast for Season 2.

Big Little Lies continues to fill out its cast for Season 2.

Poorna Jagannathan, who previously appeared in Gypsy and The Night Of, will join the Emmy-winning series in a recurring role.

Deadline reports that Jagannathan will play Katie Richmond, a brand-new character. However, we don’t know anything else about her role and how she will interact with everyone else on the show.

Big Little Lies announced many new characters for its sophomore season. The biggest casting of them all, Meryl Streep will play Mary Louise Wright, the mother of Perry who is no longer with us. They also tapped Douglas Smith as Corey Brockfield, Crystal Fox, and Martin Donovan.

The acclaimed HBO limited series explores the relationships between women who live in Monterey, California. The star-studded cast includes Nicole Kidman as Celeste Wright, Reese Witherspoon as Madeline MacKenzie, Laura Dern as Renata Klein, Shailene Woodley as Jane, Zoe Kravitz as Bonnie Carlson, and Adam Scott as Ed MacKenzie. Kidman and Witherspoon are also executive producers.

All of the kids are expected to return as well despite their growing popularity. Star-on-the-rise, Kathryn Newton, is confirmed to be returning thanks to some help from her onscreen mom, Reese Witherspoon. CBS leading man, Iain Armitage, will also be back despite his hit television show, Young Sheldon, getting renewed.

HBO based the first season of the show on the popular novel by Liane Moriarty. But, there is no follow-up story for future seasons. Fans weren’t sure if they would get another season.

But due to its popularity and accolades, HBO decided to bring it back for another season. So, no one knows what is in store for the ladies of Monterey.

Next: A first look at Meryl Streep on Big Little Lies season 2!

What I do know, is that if it’s anything like the first season, we’re in for some caliber acting (Hello… MERYL!!) and lots of dark, twists and turns.

What do you want to see in the second season of Big Little Lies?