LOS ANGELES, April 20, 2006 =97 HBO has renewed the hit drama series BIG
LOVE for a second season, it was announced today by Carolyn Strauss,
president, HBO Entertainment. Filming of new episodes will begin this
August, with debut set for 2007.
"BIG LOVE is a unique and remarkable series," said Strauss. "The second
season will offer more of the terrific storytelling that has gripped
critics and subscribers this year."
BIG LOVE tells the story of Salt Lake City native Bill Henrickson, who
balances the needs of his three wives =97 Barb, Nicki and Margene =97 their
seven kids, three houses and his home improvement stores. Bill Paxton,
Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chlo=EB Sevigny, Ginnifer Goodwin and Harry Dean
Stanton star in the series, which will be executive produced next season
by Playtone's Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, series creators Mark V. Olsen
& Will Scheffer, and David Knoller.
Kicking off its first season March 12, BIG LOVE currently debuts new
episodes Sunday nights (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), immediately following
new episodes of "The Sopranos." The series has already sparked a host of
rave reviews, with People hailing it "the best new show of the year,"
while the Wall Street Journal called BIG LOVE "sharp, seriously
compelling drama." The Washington Post described the series as
"adventurously outrageous," and Time termed it "fascinating...first-rate
BIG LOVE is produced by HBO Entertainment in association with Playtone
and Anima Sola Productions; created by Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer;
executive producers, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Mark V. Olsen & Will
Scheffer, and David Knoller.