When “Big Little Lies” first debuted, the HBO drama was planned as a one-and-done limited series. But after critically acclaimed success that saw sweeps at the Emmys, Golden Globes and SAG Awards, a second season was all but inevitable.
Not only did the original cast all return for Season 2, including Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, who executive produce the series, but HBO added A-list royalty with Meryl Streep, further raising the stakes for its second season.
Variety senior correspondent Elizabeth Wagmeister sits down with TV critic Caroline Framke to discuss the second season of “Big Little Lies” — which is a risky move after near-perfect reception from its first season — and whether there should be yet another season in the future.
Variety’s chief film critic Peter Debruge breaks down the chances of the horror movie sequel becoming a second box office success for the Stephen King franchise. “It’s different from all the other horror movies that are out there. I think you’ve got a lot of really intelligent horror movies being made like what Jordan Peele [...]
Taylor Swift’s first album under her new label, Republic, had massive pre-sale numbers, nearly reaching one million sales before the album even dropped — and all signs are pointing to “Lover” being a huge success. “Lover” is also the first album from Swift to be released after her very public feud with mega music manager [...]
Warning! Do not watch unless you’re ready for “Stranger Things” season three spoilers! After nearly two years, “Stranger Things” is back on Netflix, and fans will have plenty of time to binge it over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The Hawkins kids are back to fight their biggest threat ever from the Upside Down, [...]
Jennifer Aniston, who was honored on Friday at Variety‘s Power of Women luncheon presented by Lifetime, said she began to see herself in a different light and find her voice when she began working on “Friends.” “I started meeting all of these people who expressed to me how much the show meant to them — how […]
Cult movie legend and horror staple, John Carpenter reflects on his legacy.
Brie Larson was honored at Variety‘s Power of Women luncheon presented by Lifetime on Friday, and talked about her upcoming film “Just Mercy” and the Equal Justice Initiative. Larson portrays Eva Ansley, who co-founded the Equal Justice Initiative, in “Just Mercy,” and revealed what she learned from Ansley while making the film. “Where can you gain […]