Meryl's Mary Louise Wright arrives in Monterey seeking answers, concerned for the well-being of her grandchildren following her son’s death.
As fans of the series know, Perry's death was the result of an attack on both his wife Celeste Wright (Nicole Kidman) and his rape victim Jane Chapman (Shailene Woodley), that saw Bonnie Carlson (Zoë Kravitz) push him down the stairs in an attempt to keep him away from the women. The five ladies banded together to alter the story during police interviews, saying he "fell" to help Bonnie avoid punishment. The series ended on a cliffhanger, with a skeptical detective staring at the women through binoculars.
Producer and star Reese Witherspoon welcomed the show's latest leading lady on-board with a heartfelt Instagram post.
"Beyond thrilled to have the one, the only, Meryl Streep joining the cast of #BLL for season 2. Get ready for more wine, secrets, and #BigLittleLies. Monterey better watch out!!!"