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Brace Yourselves, Meryl Streep Is Going To Be In Season 2 Of "Big Little Lies"

"I NEVER EVER THOUGHT TO DREAM THIS BIG."

Posted on January 24, 2018, at 4:34 p.m. ET

Big Little Lies fans already have a lot to be excited about for Season 2 of the HBO series...

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Because Meryl FREAKIN' Streep is set to join Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Zoë Kravitz, Laura Dern, and Shailene Woodley in Monterey.

While the Academy Award winner regularly shows up in films on the big screen, this is Streep's first foray into TV in quite some time. Back in 2012 and 2010, the actor appeared in Web Therapy, starring Lisa Kudrow. In 2003, Streep played the role of Ethel Rosenberg in the HBO miniseries, Angels in America.
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While the Academy Award winner regularly shows up in films on the big screen, this is Streep's first foray into TV in quite some time. Back in 2012 and 2010, the actor appeared in Web Therapy, starring Lisa Kudrow. In 2003, Streep played the role of Ethel Rosenberg in the HBO miniseries, Angels in America.

HBO made the announcement in a tweet on Wednesday.

Welcoming #MerylStreep to our tribe of fierce #BigLittleLies women.

Streep will reportedly play the role of Mary Louise Wright, mother of Perry Wright (Alexander Skarsgård), according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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Fans are UNDERSTANDABLY pretty thrilled about the news.

Meryl Streep is joining #BigLittleLies season 2 https://t.co/IyZxaqgKXE

.@brentbaughman just let me know Meryl Streep has signed on to @Big_Little_Lies Season 2, and I literally fell to t… https://t.co/ON0BjDAyHE

MERYL STREEP IN SEASON TWO OF 'BIG LITTLE LIES' IS EVERYTHING I NEVER KNEW MY MOODBOARD COULD EVER BE. I NEVER EVE… https://t.co/uCYf92tMyR

Meryl bout to snatch somebody’s supporting actress trophy

*extremely Oprah loves bread voice* MERYL STREEP IS GOING TO BE IN BIG LITTLE LIES SEASON 2

Big Little Lies, which originally premiered in February 2017, took home eight Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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The show's second season is supposed to air in 2019.

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