Huge news for the all-conquering Liane Moriarty as news breaks that the adaptation of her acclaimed novel Big Little Lies is coming to HBO, the home of Game of Thrones, Girls and True Detective. The project landed at HBO after the premium cable channel won a bidding war with Netflix.
Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon will star in the mini-series while Emmy winner David E. Kelley, who wrote The Practice and Ally McBeal, will adapt the novel for the screen. Moriarty will have a producing role.
This is big news for fans of Big Little Lies, as the mini-series format is afforded the opportunity to more comprehensively develop characters and explore sub-plots, elements that a 120 minute film struggles with. With Big Little Lies exploring infidelity, divorce, domestic violence and school bullying while focusing on three mothers of kindergarteners in the same class who become embroiled in a homicide investigation, the mini-series format is absolutely the place for it.
An air date hasn’t yet been set yet, which means the show is still a while away. So why not give it a re-read, or if you haven’t read it yet, pick up a copy and give it a try.
by Liane Moriarty
‘I guess it started with the mothers.’
‘It was all just a terrible misunderstanding.’
‘I’ll tell you exactly why it happened.’
Pirriwee Public’s annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. A parent is dead.
Liane Moriarty’s new novel is funny and heartbreaking, challenging and compassionate. The No. 1 New York Times bestselling author turns her unique gaze on parenting and playground politics, showing us what really goes on behind closed suburban doors.
‘Let me be clear. This is not a circus. This is a murder investigation.’
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