Laura Dern Says « Hold Out Hope » for « Big Little Lies » Season 3 (Exclusive)
Lauren Dern is rooted for a ‘Big Little Lies’ comeback. ET’s Cassie DiLaura spoke with Dern at the Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2023 fashion show on Thursday night, where she said she « remains hopeful » for the third season of the beloved HBO series.
« I’m going to be shy about it, » Dern teased. « I mean, we would all love nothing more, we’re like family – just very lucky. »
« I say let’s keep hope alive, » she added. « Let’s keep asking, it just might come true. »
« Big Little Lies » alum Kathryn Newton shared a similar sentiment while speaking to ET on Thursday, telling DiLaura to tell Dern, « You better tell her how badly you want it. »
She continued, « My makeup artist was telling me how much she loved the show. I loved the show. It’s done a lot for my career, working with great actors and a great storyline. I’ve done a lot for TV – so I would like to do it again.
Newton also gave a shout out to his TV mom, Reese Witherspoon, adding, « Oh, I’d be down. Oh yeah. Let’s go, Reese!
« Big Little Lies » aired for two seasons, from 2017 to 2019, and boasted an all-star cast, including Dern, Witherspoon, Zoë Kravitz, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley and more.
Kidman, Witherspoon and more BLL the alumni have been sharing their ideas for a season 3 since the show ended in 2019, but nothing has materialized.
HBO President of Programming Casey Bloys addressed a possible third season of the series during the TCA network’s summer presentation in July 2019, just days after the show’s season two finale.
« Never say never, » he told reporters at the time, but noted that with the busy schedules of the cast, he would be surprised if another season happened. Bloys explained that he approaches the second season of « BLL » « with skepticism » and does the same with a possible third season.
“What has become clear to us [after season one] is ‘Oh, there’s a story to tell’, i.e. ‘What happens after a big lie like that? How does this affect everyone? For me, at first glance, there is no obvious place to go, no obvious story [after season two], » he said. « Having said that, this group is an amazing group of actors and producers, writers and directors. So if they all came up to me and said, ‘We’ve got the best take, listen to this’, I would definitely be open to that. But who knows? He just doesn’t want to. But I’m definitely open to that.
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