Alexander Skarsgard Joins HBO’s ‘Big Little Lies’
Looks like we’ll be seeing a lot of Alexander Skarsgard this year! In addition to playing Tarzan on the big screen, HBO announced today that Alex is returning to the cable network in the upcoming limited series Big Little Lies.
Based on Liane Moriarty’s novel by the same name, Big Little Lies is a comedic drama that centers on three mothers (Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley) of kindergartners whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder. The television adaptation comes from David E. Kelley (Boston Legal, Ally McBeal), who is writing the seven-episode limited series.
Alex will play Perry Wright, the husband to Kidman’s Celeste and a successful businessman, father of twins and devoted husband.
James Tupper is set as Nathan Carlson, Madeline’s (Witherspoon) ex-husband who remarried a beautiful and younger yoga instructor named Bonnie (Zoe Kravitz), who is tasked with co-parenting his teen daughter with his ex.
Additionally, HBO announced the supporting cast for the limited series:
Jeffrey Nordling as Gordon Klein, ahigh-powered executive, married to Renata (Laura Dern).
Santiago Cabrera as Joseph Bachman, who runs the local Monterey theater company and has an extramarital affair with Madeline (Witherspoon).
P. J. Byrne as Principal Warren Nippal, whoruns the school in Monterey where the children of characters played by Witherspoon, Kidman, Woodley and Dern all attend first grade.
Kelen Coleman as Harper, a Monterey parent and neighbor of the lead characters.
Sarah Burns as Gabrielle, a Monterey parent and neighbor.
Darby Camp as Chloe Mackenzie, the 7-year-old daughter of Madeline (Witherspoon).
Cameron and Nicholas Crovetti as Max & Josh Wright, 7-year-old twin sons of Celeste and Perry (Kidman and Skarsgard)
Ivy George as Amabella Klein, the 7-year-old daughter of Renata and Gordon (Dern and Nordling).
Chloe Coleman as Skye Carlson, the 7-year-old daughter of Nathan and Bonnie (Tupper and Kravitz).
Virginia Kull as Ms. Emily Barnes, the first-grade school teacher for the children.
Sarah Baker as Thea, a Monterey parent and neighbor.
Kathreen Khavari as Samantha, a Monterey parent and neighbor.
Larry Bates as Stu, a Monterey parent and neighbor.
Hong Chau as Jackie, a Monterey parent and neighbor of our leading characters.
Gia Carides as Melissa, a Monterey parent and neighbor of our leading characters.
Previously announced cast members include Adam Scott as Ed, Madeline’s husband, and Kathryn Newton as Abigail, Madeline’s teen daughter.