The web of Big Little Lies is about to be filled with even more familiar faces returning for season 2.
HBO announced Wednesday that Young Sheldon‘s Iain Armitage (Ziggy Chapman), James Tupper (Nathan Carlson), and Jeffrey Nordling (Gordon Klein) will all reprise their roles in the second season of the HBO drama. The network already revealed that in addition to all of the fierce ladies of Monterey, Adam Scott will also be back for the show’s sophomore season, playing Ed Mackenzie, husband of Reese’s Witherspoon’s Madeline.
In season 2, Ziggy heads into second grade (here’s hoping for a smoother start than first grade), while Gordon (husband of Laura Dern’s Renata) “faces the consequences of a big mistake and risks losing everything along the way.” And because this is Monterey, of course nothing is going smoothly for Nathan either as he deals with the challenges of parenting a teen daughter as well as a turn of events that throws off his previously happy(ish) marriage to Bonnie (Zoë Kravitz).
Based on a story by BLL author Liane Moriarty, the second season of the series is written by David E. Kelley. Andrea Arnold takes over directing duties from Jean-Marc Vallée for the new season, which HBO says “will explore the malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting. Relationships will fray, loyalties will erode … the potential for emotional and bodily injury shall loom.”
Oh, and Meryl Streep will be there, too.