Bad news lads, Big Little Lies probably won't be returning for season three 4 months ago

Bad news lads, Big Little Lies probably won't be returning for season three

Our hearts. They break.

And yet we totally understand why this may be a thing that has to happen.

If you're at all familiar with Big Little Lies, you will know that it's a good show.

It's tense, it's got a fantastic script, and an extremely solid cast that will leave you wishing that Meryl Streep was your own mother-in-law who berates you at any chance she gets.

She's Meryl Streep. It's worth it.

Another thing Big Little Lies has got going for it is that it knows when to stop.

It's not going to overdo it for the sake of ratings, cashing in on the popularity of a story that has said all it needed to say.

That's why they decided to go ahead and make a second season, after all.

However, it appears that despite this, it's looking fairly likely that there won't be a third season of the HBO series.

That's according to the network's president Casey Bloys anyway, who says that continuing the story with such a host of big names would be "unrealistic."

“I love this group of people – I would do anything with them," he told TVLine. 

"But the reality is, they are some of the busiest actresses working in Hollywood. We have deals with some of them — Nicole is doing her next show with us.

"I just think it’s not realistic.”

The second last episode of Big Little Lies season two just aired in the States, and with the final instalment of the series looming, it's looking more and more likely that we may have a decent ending on our hands.

And as amazing as that finale is going to be, it's still going to be incredibly bittersweet given how brilliant and popular the show is.

Angry Streep, you will be missed. Dearly.