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HBO has scored really big before with female fronted shows like “Sex and the City” and “Girls” and now the cable giant is betting big again on girl power with star-studded new series, “Big Little Lies.”
The trailer just dropped for the darkly comic drama in which Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon star alongside Shailene Woodley as mothers whose perfect lives fall apart when they get mixed up with a murder.
Adding to the big names, the hotly anticipated seven-episode-series also stars Laura Dern and Zoë Kravitz, is written by “Ally McBeal” creator David E Kelley and directed by Jean-Marc Vallee of “Dallas Buyers Club.”
It is adapted from a 2014 novel by Australian author Liane Moriarty about mothers whose seemingly perfect lives unravel. “Big Little Lies” was originally developed as a movie project until HBO showed interest in it becoming a series.
The show, which will debut in February, sees Woodley return to a motherhood role after first having made her name as a young mom in “Secret Life of an American Teenager.”
Kidman and Witherspoon, who both have their own production companies, are co-producers as well as co-stars in the prestige new project.