Big Little Lies season two to premiere on Foxtel on 10 June

Foxtel has announced the premiere date for the second season of HBO drama Big Little Lies.

The show, based on the novel of the same name by Australian author Liane Moriarty, stars Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley and will return to screens June 10, with new episodes to drop weekly.

Season one, which had seven episodes and was billed as a mini series was a big commercial success and season two may help Foxtel keep subscribers, who flocked to the recently finished Game of Thrones, interested.

Speaking on last week’s episode of the Mumbrellacast, MCN sales boss Mark Frain flagged the show as one of the top draw-cards for consumers.

“Foxtel is doing an excellent job in pushing what the next run of content looks like. Round the corner is the Cricket World Cup as well as the Rugby WorldCup, but then you’ve got the likes of Big Little Lies,” said Frain.

“I think you’re going to see a number of productions that really cement people coming on board the Foxtel platform. Looking ahead, we’re really confident in the depth of the slate. Sport and non-sport.”

Australian drama Wentworth is also returning to the subscription TV platform tonight for the seventh season and FX drama Pose will return for the second season on June 16.

Big Little Lies season one won eight Emmys out of 16 nominations, and four Golden Globes. It also earned a SAG award for both Kidman and Alexander Skarsgård. The rights for the production were opted by Kidman and Witherspoon, originally as a film, before the project changed to a television series and HBO came onboard.

The final season of Game of Thrones, which wrapped on Foxtel last week, broke numerous streaming records for the service. It’s been a complicated time for Foxtel overall, with owner News Corp flagging in its quarterly results that the service is struggling and suggesting redundancies may be needed to financially secure its future.


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