Big Little Lies Upcoming Episodes

Big Little Lies

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Episode #3: “Living the Dream”

                Debut: SUNDAY, MARCH 5 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EP/PT)

                Hoping to get under Renata’s (Laura Dern) skin, Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) organizes a trip to compete with Amabella’s (Ivy George) birthday party. After another argument, Celeste (Nicole Kidman) succumbs to Perry’s (Alexander Skarsgård) charms before their first session with Dr. Amanda Reisman (Robin Weigert), a therapist. Madeline gets called for a meeting with Abigail’s (Kathryn Newton) guidance counselor. Principal Nippal (P.J. Byrne) announces the theme for the Fall Gala Fundraiser. Later, Jane (Shailene Woodley) seeks Madeline’s help with Ziggy’s (Iain Armitage) family tree project, and opens up about her past.

                Written by David E. Kelley; directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. 

                Episode #4: “Push Comes to Shove”

                Debut: SUNDAY, MARCH 12 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

                Nathan (James Tupper) invites Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) and Ed (Adam Scott) to a couples’ dinner to discuss a “parenting paradigm” for Abigail (Kathryn Newton). Celeste (Nicole Kidman) prepares for a city-council meeting about Madeline’s play, and bristles at Perry’s (Alexander Skarsgård) concerns about her returning to work. Jane (Shailene Woodley) meets with Ms. Barnes (Virginia Kull), Ziggy’s (Iain Armitage) teacher, who suggests her son be medically evaluated in light of further evidence of classroom bullying. While Madeline is confronted by a skeleton from her past, her internet sleuthing reveals a key player from Jane’s past instead.

                Written by David E. Kelley; directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.

                Episode #5: “Once Bitten”

                Debut: SUNDAY, MARCH 19 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

                Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) receives encouraging news about the play from her director, Joseph Bachman (Santiago Cabrera), but is left concerned by his newly icy demeanor. Principal Nippal (P.J. Byrne) and Ms. Barnes (Virginia Kull) share their conclusions about Ziggy (Iain Armitage) and Amabella (Ivy George) with Jane(Shailene Woodley). Celeste (Nicole Kidman) has a solo session with Dr. Reisman (Robin Weigert), who tries to get to the bottom of her relationship with Perry (Alexander Skarsgård).

                Written by David E. Kelley; directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. 

                Episode #6: “Burning Love”`

                Debut: SUNDAY, MARCH 26 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

                Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) worries about the can of worms she’s opened for Jane(Shailene Woodley). Jane confronts Renata (Laura Dern). Bonnie (Zoë Kravitz) tells Nathan (James Tupper) about a secret project Abigail (Kathryn Newton) has been working on. Meanwhile, Ed (Adam Scott) and Madeline have a frank conversation about the lack of passion in their marriage.

                Written by David E. Kelley; directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.

Characters and cast of Big Little Lies includes:

Madeline Martha Mackenzie – Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line, Wild, Legally Blonde Inherent Vice, Vanity Fair, American Psycho, Mud)
Celeste Wright – Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge, The Hours, Top of the Lake, Lion, The Railway Man, Stoker, Cold Mountain, The Portrait of a Lady, To Die For, Billy Bathgate)
Perry Wright – Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood, The Legend of Tarzan, The East, Melancholia, Kill Your Darlings)
Nathan – James Tupper (Aftermath, Revenge, Men in Trees, Mercy)
Renata Klein – Laura Dern (Jurassic Park, Wild, Blue Velvet, Wilson, Enlightened, The Master)
Ed Mackenzie – Adam Scott (Step Brothers, Parks and Recreation, The Aviator, Black Mass)
Jane Chapman – Shailene Woodley (Divergent, The Fault in Our Stars, The Descendants)
Bonnie Carlson – Zoe Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road, Divergent, The LEGO Batman Movie)
Principal Nippal – P. J. Byrne (The Wolf of Wall Street, Horrible Bosses, Vinyl, Charlie Wilson’s War, The Game)
Harper Stimson – Kelen Coleman (The Newsroom, The Mindy Project)
Stu – Larry Bates (Lions for Lambs, Veronica Mars, Boston Public)