Spoiler alert! This article contains some details about what unfolded on the 7-episode HBO miniseries, so don't read too far if you haven't watched it yet.
"Big Little Lies" fans have been disappointed to learn that the show about the dramatic lives of Monterey housewives was only ever intended to be a miniseries, but there's a glimmer of hope for more: star Nicole Kidman is down for Season 2.
The actress, who played domestic abuse victim Celeste Wright and also executive produced the critical darling, said that the character of Bonnie (Zoe Kravitz) is ripe for exploration in another batch of episodes.
“The backstory of Bonnie is complicated, and not fully explored, which is probably why we need to do a season 2,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “It indicates that every woman is holding some sort of secret or damage or something and that’s not fully explored."
But don't get your hopes up, because in the next breath she confirmed there haven't even been any talks about extending the show.
"We don’t have any plans for a season 2 but the beauty of this is there are so many deep stories here that are ripe for mining," Kidman continued. "There are so many different ways to go with all of these women. This is such a small portion of their lives but I love that people have connected to them in such a deep way. And everyone in different ways to different women."
"Big Little Lies," created for television by David E. Kelley and directed by Jean-Marc Vallée ("Dallas Buyers Club"), also starred Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley and Laura Dern as busy housewives, while Adam Scott and Alexander Skarsgård played supporting roles as Monterey husbands.
The series, based on author Liane Moriarty's 2014 novel of the same name, kicked off with a mysterious death at a massive fundraiser event, but viewers didn't find out until Sunday night who bit the bullet.
Or more accurately, who was pushed down a flight of stairs.
It turned out that Kravitz's Bonnie, a free-spirited and peaceful yoga instructor, was responsible for death the wealthy California town couldn't stop talking about, but it was totally justified. The finale not only featured Kidman's character finally leaving her abusive husband, played by Skarsgård, but revealed he was the man who violently raped Woodley's character. He tried to grab Kidman while she's surrounded by the other housewives, which turned into an all-out brawl, and while viewers may have been expecting Woodley to deliver the fatal blow, it was Kravitz who came running over to save the day and sent the out-of-control husband tumbling to his death.
The miniseries concluded with the once-feuding housewives united on the beach with all of their children happily playing by the ocean. Although it wrapped up most major plot points, there is still plenty of drama to be mined from the premise, especially considering Witherspoon's marriage problems were never resolved and a nosey detective was still busy trying to solve the murder, which all of the women banded together to cover up.