HBO announces ‘Big Little Lies’ premiere date; ‘The Leftovers’ season 3 still in limbo

HBO -HBO on Monday announced something that we were feeling rather confident would be made official — “Big Little Lies” is going to be their hour-long series airing early in the new year.

The limited series, which you can watch the trailer for over at this link, is going to premiere on Sunday, February 19 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time, and will air before some other network comedies. If you haven’t read too much about the show just yet, or seen the impressive cast list, the following should be pretty valuable:

“Based on Liane Moriarty’s bestselling book of the same name, this subversive, darkly comedic drama tells the tale of three mothers of first-graders whose seemingly perfect lives unravel to the point of murder. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgard, Laura Dern, Adam Scott, Zoe Kravitz, James Tupper and Jeffrey Nordling, BIG LITTLE LIES is directed by Jean-Marc Vallée from scripts by David E. Kelley. The series is executive produced by Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea, Nicole Kidman, Per Saari, David E. Kelly, Jean-Marc Vallée, Nathan Ross and Gregg Fienberg; Barbara Hall and Liane Moriarty produce.”

What this news does mean is that there does continue to be a great deal of limbo on the future of another all-important HBO series (and a personal favorite) in “The Leftovers,” which won’t probably be premiering now until later in the spring. In our head, our estimation is that this show, featuring Justin Theroux and executive-produced by Tom Perrotta and Damon Lindelof, will most-likely air in between the end of “Big Little Lies” and the beginning of “Game of Thrones” season 6 in the summer. Given that there isn’t any new information out there about it just yet (such as a trailer), we assume it’s still many months away.

Once there is some further news to report on here with both shows, we’ll be sure to share it with you here. (Photo: HBO.)

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