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“I don’t think it is,” Kravitz replied. “We talked about doing season three a lot and unfortunately Jean-Marc Vallée, our amazing director, passed away this last year which was heartbreaking. And I just can’t visualize going on without him. He really was the visionary for that show. So, unfortunately, it’s done.”
Based on the novel by Liane Moriarty, Big Little Lies was originally billed as a miniseries but its success led to a second season.
Alongside Kravitz, the show starred Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley and Laura Dern. The second season introduced Meryl Streep as Kidman’s mother-in-law.
Vallée, who served as a director and executive producer on Big Little Lies, died aged 58 on December 25 last year from “a fatal cardiac arrhythmia secondary to severe coronary atherosclerosis”, according to the last coroner’s report (via Deadline).
HBO’s chief content officer, Casey Bloys, previously addressed the possibility of a third season in 2019.
“To me on the face of it, there’s no apparent place to go,” Bloys said. “But this is an extraordinary group of actors and producers, and if they said ‘we have the greatest take’, I’d listen to them. I’d be open.”
The first season of Big Little Lies won eight Primetime Emmy Awards from 16 complete nominations, including Outstanding Limited Series and a directing award for Vallée.