This is apparently how much the Big Little Lies cast will earn for season 2

Are they still casting?

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Are they still casting?

When Big Little Lies came to our screens last year, it was clear from the get-go that the Sky Atlantic adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s bestselling book and its female-led cast were going to be a smash hit.

We’re not even halfway through awards season and they are already proving us right, cleaning up at the SAGs, Emmys and Golden Globe awards.

It’s hardly surprising therefore that the show has been confirmed for a second series, with A-list friends Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman returning to co-star and co-produce, along with their original BLL squad: Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and Zoe Kravitz.

Even Alexander Skarsgard is set to return to the HBO show, surprising everyone in the most unexpected cameo ever, because, well, his character was killed off in the last season.

With the show set to premiere in 2019, production is already underway, with HBO explaining in a statement that the second season would focus on 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.’

But the most commonly asked question around Big Little Lies season two isn’t why Perry is returning or if Jane and Tom are still together. Instead people want to know how much the stars are getting paid.

Well according to The Hollywood Reporter, the girl gang will be getting significant pay rises.

Both Reese and Nicole are earning big bucks, supposedly taking around $1 million per episode, and they’re not the only ones - with the others more than doubling their pay packets.

While Zoe Kravitz took around $380,000 for the show’s first season, she will reportedly be taking $3 million for its second.

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Jenny Proudfoot
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