According to reports made Wednesday (January 24), Streep has signed on to portray Mary Louise Wright (the mother of Perry Wright, played by Alexander Skarsgård), who arrives in Monterey in search for answers and for the welfare of her grandchildren in the wake of Perry’s sudden death.
A source close to Streep revealed to Variety that the 21-time Oscar-nominated actress, who is represented by Creative Arts Agency (CAA), will receive an estimated sum of $800,00 per episode.
Streep will star alongside cast mates Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Zoe Kravitz, and Laura Dern for the show based on Liane Moriarty‘s 2014 bestseller of the same name, which first premiered in early 2017. Last December, HBO announced it was green lighting the series for a seven-episode second run, which is said to follow in the direction of an original storyline that was drafted by Moriarty herself.
David E. Kelley and Jean-Marc Vallée are returning to executive produce the second season of the series with Kidman and Per Saari via Blossom Films, Witherspoon (by way of her production company Hello Sunshine), Bruna Papandrea, Nathan Ross, Gregg Fienberg and Andrea Arnold.
No reports as of late have confirmed when Big Little Lies Season 2 will make its return to HBO.