HBO executive Francesca Orsi has apologized after saying that the network is “raped” the “Big Little Lies” contract negotiations for the coming new season.
According to The Wrap, on Tuesday, the HBO exec made a public apology for her choice of words at the INTV Conference in israel.
“Obviously, I’m embarassed by my poor choice of words,” Orsi stated. “We are very proud of ‘Big Little Lies’ and excited for the second season.”
Orsi said that the renegotiation of contracts cast “kind of raped” the network, since none of the A-list stars that a part of the series’ first season had expected to come back for the other.
The hit HBO show, which was based on the best-selling novel by Liane Moriarty, was originally planned as a one-off limited series. But with the huge success, fans begged for more and more convinced that the studio for the production of a second season.
“Great Little Lites,” who won the Emmy awards officially announced that the show of the second season in December. And while fans rejoiced at the upcoming return to the show, bringing the series ‘ A-list cast together again has come to be a bit pricey for HBO.
According to The Wrap, Witherspoon is said to earn around $1 million per episode for the show and she is just one of the big names of the event in the project. Nicole Kidman is rumored to be receiving a similar price.
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In addition to working on the next chapter of “Big Little Lies,” Witherspoon will also be a limited series, called “Small Fires Everywhere,” with “Scandal” actress Kerry Washington.
The pair star and executive produce the series which is based on the best-selling book by Celeste Ng. On Tuesday, Washington and Witherspoon announced that their show will stream on Hulu as part of the original brand.
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