‘Big Little Lies’
“Big Little Lies” Season 2 starring Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley may still happen depending on book author Liane Moriarty, says showrunner David E. Kelley. HBO

“Big Little Lies” showrunner David E. Kelley is finally opening up about the possibility of releasing a second season for the HBO limited series.

In an interview with People, Kelley said that all of the cast members are willing to return if the drama will be picked up for another season. However, it all depends on whether or not there will be a wonderful new story to be told.

“We don’t know yet. We’re kicking it around. If we feel that the material warrants it, we’ll do it. Everybody’s game for getting the band back together, but we want to make sure that we’ve got the music to justify it. That decision hasn’t been made yet, and it’ll be story-driven when it is,” he said.

Kelley also seconded cast member Reese Witherspoon’s and Nicole Kidman’s previous claims that Season 2 would ultimately depend on book author Liane Moriarty. After all, Moriarty has been asked by HBO and the people behind “Big Little Lies” to come up with possible storylines for the main characters post-Perry’s (Alexander Skarsgard) death.

“It could be. I’m certainly open to it. I think Moriarty, for the book, was game to say, ‘Okay, it’s your baby. Run with it now.’ But she’s a great writer, and she also writes excellent dialogue, so if she wanted to jump over to the screenwriting side of the fence, we’d welcome her,” Kelley said.

Meanwhile, the success of “Big Little Lies” continues beyond the positive reviews. Majority of the cast members were nominated for an Emmy for their performances. The series itself was also nominated multiple times, giving it a total of 16 Emmy nominations this year.

“I’m just happy for everyone. It’s all icing on the cake, and it actually makes it more fun, because it was such an ensemble piece. This was such a selfless group through and through, so to see everybody get rewarded was very nice,” Kelley said.