Big Little Lies was optioned by Nicole Kidman and her Blossom Films production banner partner Per Saari, along with Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea and their Pacific Standard banner. The show is set to air as a limited series adaptation on HBO in 2016.

The show stars Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman. The script for the whole mini-series was written by David E. Kelley. Jean-Marc Vallee directs all episodes..


In the tranquil seaside town of Monterey, California, nothing is quite as it seems. Doting moms, successful husbands, adorable children, beautiful homes: What lies will be told to keep their perfect worlds from unraveling?

Told through the eyes of three mothers – Madeline, Celeste and Jane – Big Little Lies paints a picture of a town fueled by rumors and divided into the haves and have-nots, exposing the conflicts, secrets and betrayals that compromise relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children, and friends and neighbors. [1]





  • David E. Kelley - Script Writer/Executive Producer
  • Jean-Marc Vallée - Director/Executive Producer
  • Reese Witherspoon - Executive Producer
  • Nicole Kidman - Executive Producer
  • Bruna Papandrea - Executive Producer
  • Per Saari - Executive Producer
  • Gregg Fienberg - Executive Producer
  • Nathan Ross - Executive Producer
  • Barbara A. Hall - Producer


  • Big Little Lies received 16 Primetime Emmy nominations at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards.
    • These are Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie (Reese Witherspoon & Nicole Kidman), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie (Alexander Skarsgård), Oustanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie (Shailene Woodley & Laura Dern), Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special (David E. Kelley), Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special (Jean-Marc Valée), Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie, Oustanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie or Special, Oustanding Cotemporary Costumes for a Series, Limited Series or Movie, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited Series or Movie, Oustanding Hairstyling for a Limited Series or Movie, Oustanding Make-Up for a Limited Series or Movie (Non-Prosthetic), Oustanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie, and Oustanding Music Supervision.
      • It won 8 Emmys: Oustanding Limited Series, along with Music Supervision, Casting and Contemporary Costumes. Nicole Kidman won for Lead Actress, Alexander Skarsgård for Supporting Actor, Laura Dern for Supporting Actress and Jean-Marc Vallée for Directing.
  • The limited series won the TCA (Television Critics Association) award for "Oustanding Achievement in Miniseries, Movies and Specials".




  1. HBO
  2. IMDB

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