Following the success of programs like “American Horror Story,” “Fargo” and “True Detective,” more and more networks have taken to airing limited series, miniseries or feature-length films.
HBO is gearing up to release its latest limited series, “Big Little Lies,” which is already gaining attention after the trailer ran during “Westworld” showings this fall. And, according to Reese Witherspoon ― who stars in the series alongside Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley and Laura Dern ― we’re in for a wild ride come Feb. 19.
The show follows a group of women whose children attend kindergarten together. But motherhood is far from the main focus of the show.
“One of the grown-ups kills another grown-up, but you don’t know who. You know in the very beginning that one of us kills another one of us, but you don’t find out until the very end,” Witherspoon teased during an interview with The Huffington Post on AOL’s Build Series. “I just saw the end this week. It’s so good. It’s really … scary. And real. It’s about these women, moms, who are viciously protective of their children, but also have a lot of secrets in their lives.”
Her “Sing” co-star Matthew McConaughey was also present for the interview and discussed working with HBO on the mega-hit “True Detective.”
“My experience working with HBO was outstanding,” he said. “As far as them [being] a production company, the way they dealt with us creatively, when they came in, when they stayed back. I had a wonderful experience with them as a studio.”
Witherspoon credited McConaughey and Woody Harrelson with pioneering the run of limited series on major networks, and thinks the way viewers absorb content is only going to get more and more technical.
“Matthew and Woody really broke that open,” she said. “Having these two amazing actors in that limited series really changed the way that people see television and content, really. It kind of blurred the lines, like, ‘Is this a movie? Or, what is this?’ And I think that’s sort of an interesting conversation that’s going on now in media and entertainment.”
Witherspoon and McConaughey’s animated movie, “Sing,” hits theaters Dec. 21.
Watch their full Build Series interview below: