Meryl Streep has come to steal our wigs (Picture: HBO/Big Little Lies)Big Little Lies has returned for Season 2 and newbie Meryl Streep is already staking her claim for the show’s ninth Primetime Emmy Award.
Sunday night’s season opener was well and truly dominated by new character Mary Louise Wright, her ‘savage’ put-downs and a scream that the stans have already proclaimed ‘Emmy-worthy’.
Excitement has been building for the return of the Montery Five ever since Liane Moriarty’s novel was brought to life in 2017, but now we get to see the character the author wrote especially for Meryl.
Fans are already calling Meryl a ‘perfect’ addition to the show, declaring it the best thing about the Big Little Lies 2 within minutes of the show opening.
Starring as meddling mother-in-law Mary Louise, Meryl did not come to play with the truth (Picture: HBO)
The Oscar-winning Iron Lady star gave fans chills from the moment she arrived in the Californian beach town with many predicting big drama with Reese Witherspoon’s character Madeline.
On Sunday’s installment, Celeste’s (Nicole Kidman) family was officially infiltrated by meddling mother-in-law Mary Louise, who arrived to help take care of the grandchildren.
Mary Louise, who is clearly still grieving for son Perry (Alexander Skarsgard), let out a terrifying scream at the dinner table one night in what fans dubbed both ‘haunting’ and ‘invigorating’.
She has, of course, arrived with the ulterior motive of finding out what really happened to Perry so it’s not long before she locks horns with Celeste’s confidante Madeline.
And, the trailers have already suggested that Mary Louise did not come to play.
But how long will it take grandma Mary Lou to discover that it was Bonnie (Zoe Kravitz) who pushed Perry down the stairs at the fancy trivia night?
Bonnie and the other witnesses Madeline, Celeste, Jane or Renata – dubbed the Montery Five – have all stuck to the story that it was an accident.
The first season of Big Little Lies was a ratings magnet when it originally aired two years ago and achieved no less than 16 Emmy nominations.
The new season will consist of another seven episodes, which will be aired on a weekly basis, with the series finale set to air on 22 July in the UK.
Big Little Lies continues next Sunday at 9pm on HBO and will be simulcast at 2am on Sky Atlantic.
Season one is available for catch up on NOW TV.
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