Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman get murderous in Big Little Lies trailer

There are monsters underneath the beautiful surface in the first trailer for HBO's limited series Big Little Lies, starring Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.

The teaser begins with idyllic shots of the ocean and happily family times before revealing a deadly plot that plagues the characters played by Kidman, Witherspoon and The Secret Life of the American Teenager's Shailene Woodley.

David E. Kelley penned the eight-episode adaptation of Liane Moriarty's 2014 darkly comic novel about three mothers of kindergartners whose seemingly perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.

The cast also includes Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood), James Tupper (Revenge), Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation), Laura Dern (Enlightened) and Zoë Kravitz (Californication).

Big Little Lies — directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (Wild, Dallas Buyers Club) — premieres in 2017.

Check out more from Reese Witherspoon in the gallery below.

Reese Witherspoon through the years
See Gallery
Reese Witherspoon through the years

More on AOL Entertainment:
Police officer absolutely slays 'Formation' choreography at school pep rally
Courteney Cox and David Arquette's daughter Coco is all grown-up -- See the pics!
Randy Travis shocks fans with performance 3 years after life-threatening stroke

Read Full Story

Sign up for Entertainment Insider by AOL to get the hottest pop culture news delivered straight to your inbox!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.