Formerly meant to be a one-off limited series, 'Big Little Lies' (based on the novel of the same name) will officially be making a return, and now two of the show's stars - Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon - have also been confirmed to make a comeback.

Reese Witherspoon in the first season of 'Big Little Lies'Reese Witherspoon in the first season of 'Big Little Lies'

Broadcasting on American network HBO, a short description of what fans should expect from the new episodes has been released by the broadcaster which says the series will delve into the "malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting."

HBO go on to say that "relationships will fray, loyalties will erode [and] the potential for emotional and bodily injury shall loom."

In a statement, returning actress Kidman said: "This is inspired by the overwhelming response by audiences around the world, conceived once again by Liane Moriarty, realised by David Kelley and now in the hands of visionary filmmaker Andrea Arnold.

"What a journey this has been. I'm so grateful to have this opportunity to keep exploring these female characters and make this series with my friends."

Witherspoon added: "I’m thrilled to be bringing back this talented team of artists. t gives us the opportunity to delve deeper into the lives of these intriguing and intricate Monterey families and bring more of their stories back to the audience who embraced and championed them. I’m beyond excited to be working with talented and acclaimed director Andrea Arnold who will be at the helm. Andrea’s unique storytelling style will be a welcome addition to the filmmaking team."

The first season of 'Big Little Lies' saw Alexander Skarsgard's character killed off, following his onslaught of emotional and physical abuse in his marriage. The mystery of how his life came to an end ran through the first season, but all was revealed in the big finale. We imagine the ramifications of everybody's actions in that episodes will continue to run through what we see in season 2.

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We'll bring you more news on the second season of 'Big Little Lies' as and when we get it.