Jagannathan will play Katie Richmond, a new character.
She joins returning cast Nicole Kidman as Celeste Wright, Reese Witherspoon as Madeline Martha Mackenzie, Adam Scott as Ed MacKenzie, Laura Dern as Renata Klein, Shailene Woodley as Jane, Zoë Kravitz as Bonnie Carlson. Previously announced Meryl Streep joins Season 2 as Mary Louise Wright, along with Douglas Smith as Corey Brockfield, along with new series regulars Kathryn Newton, Crystal Fox and Sarah Sokolovic and recurring cast Robin Wiegert and Merrin Dungey.
Per HBO, the subversive, darkly comedic drama Big Little Lies will explore the malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting. Relationships will fray, loyalties will erode, and the potential for emotional and bodily injury shall loom.
David E. Kelley will write all seven scripts based on a story by Liane Moriarty and will executive produce, along with Kidman and Per Saari through Blossom Films, Witherspoon through Hello Sunshine, Bruna Papandrea, Jean-Marc Vallée, Nathan Ross, Gregg Fienberg and Andrea Arnold, who will also direct all seven episodes. Moriarty produces.
Jagannathan is known for her series regular role of Larin Inamdar in Netflix’s Gypsy and as Safar Khan in HBO’s miniseries The Night Of. Her recent guest roles include Room 104 and The Blacklist. She also is one of the leads in A24’s soon to be released Untitled Pippa Bianco Project. Jagannathan is repped by Smith Talent Group and Stone Manners Salners Agency.