Earlier this week, Reese Witherspoon was quoted in US magazine that Meryl is set to appear in every episode of the upcoming second season of Big Little Lies. Granted, we still don't know for sure how many episodes in total there will be, but I'm guessing it will be similar to last year's first season, with seven.
Of course this sparks speculation of exactly how large of a part Meryl actually has in the show. I'm thrilled that we'll get to see her every week, but does this mean we can expect that she'll be considered as having a lead role? This question really only matters for awards recognition, as Streep could easily be in every episode but still be supporting.
I tend to expect that Meryl will fall into the supporting category along with Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley and Zoë Kravitz, which would leave Witherspoon and last year's lead Emmy winner Nicole Kidman in lead. But who knows? Maybe they'll end up trying to push it three and three (supporting and lead). Regardless, I'm hoping for a trailer within the next month to six weeks, as the first season's was revealed in mid October before the February, 2017 release. No word yet on official dates, however.