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Nicole Kidman Gives Us Hope For Big Little Lies Season 3

Earlier this year, the show's creator David E. Kelley said that there's "no such plan" for another season, but Nicole Kidman says she and Reese Witherspoon are "exploring" the idea.
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The finale of season two of Big Little Lies aired earlier this summer on HBO, and it could be the last time fans will see of the Monterey Five, as a season three looks unlikely (though not entirely out of the question). Here's everything we know so far:

IN A NEW INTERVIEW, NICOLE KIDMAN SUGGESTED THERE'S STILL A CHANCE FOR BIG LITTLE LIES TO RETURN.

"Everyone says, ‘Are you going to do a third season?'" Kidman told Elle. "We’re like, 'Just give us a sec.'" But she soon added, "We’d love to [do another season] because we love being together, and it’s lovely spending time with your friends, and with such good material."

HBO PRESIDENT CASEY BLOYS HAS SAID IT'S "NOT REALISTIC."

Bloys said he "would do anything" with the Big Little Lies team, but the odds of everyone back together for another round of episodes are slim.

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"The reality is, they are some of the busiest actresses working in Hollywood," he said, according to TVLine. "I just think it’s not realistic."

"Season two was a chance for everyone involved to end [the franchise] in a way that feels satisfying," he continued.

NICOLE KIDMAN PREVIOUSLY WEIGHED IN ON THE POTENTIAL FOR A THIRD SEASON LAST YEAR.

HBO has yet to green-light another season centered around the women of Monterey, and while Kidman says she's open to the possibility, she doesn't sound optimistic. "I think it would simply be hard to get the whole group together," Kidman said during an interview with Variety last year. "But we would love to do it."

More recently, she said a third season would only happen if the entire cast could come back and reprise their roles.

"I think we would love to do a season three because there are certainly ideas," she said. "But we would not do it without all of the same people involved... even the kids."

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Reese Witherspoon is also apparently onboard, at least tentatively.

"Reese and I just spoke literally two days ago," Kidman said. "We were going, 'Yeah…' I mean we were both saying it's one of the best experiences we've ever had. It's definitely not [for consideration] right now, but we're definitely exploring it."

SHOW CREATOR DAVID E. KELLEY SAID "THERE IS NO PLAN" FOR ANOTHER SEASON.

Per Harper's Bazaar, when asked about plans for a third season at the Television Critics Association press tour in February, Kelly said, there was "no such plan now."

"I think that it’s one and two, and we like where our closure is at the end of season two, so that will probably be it."

The cast was also onstage, and after Kelley shot down the idea of a season three, she reminded him, "That’s what you said last time!"

"Yeah, you sat there and said the same thing!" Reese Witherspoon added.

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SOME PEOPLE ARE HESITANT ABOUT CONTINUING THE STORY.

While there's huge incentive for HBO to continue a series that has had success both critically and commercially, there's a vocal group that believes the show should have ended with season one.

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, writer David E. Kelley reveals that he initially thought even creating a second season would be a mistake. "We wrote it as a one-off and we ended it in a way that was very lyrical. But we ended on a lie. I get so protective of characters and series, too, that I don't want to damage them in any way, and I so loved how we ended year one and I thought, 'Let's just leave it at that,'" he said.

But then he was convinced by the character Meryl Streep is playing that a second season could work.

"Liane [Moriarty, author of the novel Big Little Lies] wrote a novella of [new] stories, and most of them we're using," he shared. "But the genius one was introducing this character who's being played by Meryl Streep. It's a delicious character and I felt bringing her in was both liberating and daunting. "

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So perhaps there's still a chance that he'll change his mind once again.

NEED TO CATCH UP?

Seasons one and two are available to stream or buy on a number of sites, including HBO, Hulu, and iTunes, or at the link below on Amazon.

WATCH NOW: Big Little Lies, amazon.com

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*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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