Days after hitting a series-viewership high, HBOs Big Little Lies has been kneecapped by accusations of some sharp elbows behind the scenes. Allegations of post-production changes have surfaced that the premium cabler is calling standard collaboration in television and one it is standing by.
“There wouldnt be a season two of Big Little Lies without Andrea Arnold,” HBO declared in a statement Friday following reports that the director was bigfooted by Season 1 director Jean-Marc Vallée and showrunner David E. Kelley after shooting was over on the seven-episode latest run of the Emmy-winning series. “We at HBO and the producers are extremely proud of her work.”
The WarnerMedia-owned outlet added, “As with any television project, the executive producers work collaboratively on the series and we think the final product speaks for itself.”
Earlier today IndieWire posted an anonymously sourced tale of American Honey helmer Arnold being blindsided by the boys on the sunflare-filled series starring Nicole Kidman, Resse Witherspoon and Meryl Streep. The claimed creative control-snatching is in no small part why the supposedly entirely Arnold-directed Season 2 looks so very similar to the 2017-premiering Season 1 with Vallées trademark aesthetics.
In that context, Gersh-repped Arnold never was promised full creative control when she was bought on board last year, sources close to the prodRead More – Source