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Big Little Lies - Alexander Skarsgard, James Tupper & More Join Cast

The premium cable network on Tuesday confirmed that Shailene Woodley would play the third leading role and cast True Blood alum Alexander Skarsgard as Nicole Kidman's on-screen husband. Additionally, Revenge grad James Tupper has been tapped to play Reese Witherspoon's ex.

The comedic drama centers on three mothers (Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Woodley) of kindergartners whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder. Based on Liane Moriarty's book of the same name, the drama hails from David E. Kelley (Boston Legal, Ally McBeal) who is writing the seven-episode limited series. HBO landed the project in May following a bidding war with Netflix.

Woodley, whose casting leaked in December, will play Jane, a single mom of modest means and a mysterious past, she is new to not only Monterey but to the complicated social hierarchy of Mesa Elementary School, where her son is a student.

Skarsgard will return to HBO after rising to fame in the cabler's vampire drama True Blood and portray Perry Wright, the husband to Kidman's Celeste and a successful businessman, father and devoted husband.

Tupper is set as Nathan Carlson, Madeline's (Witherspoon) ex-husband who remarried a beautiful and younger yoga instructor named Bonnie (Zoe Kravitz), who is tasked with co-parenting his teen daughter with his ex.

Additionally, HBO announced the supporting cast for the limited series:

Jeffrey Nordling as Gordon Klein, ahigh-powered executive, married to Renata (Laura Dern).

Santiago Cabrera as Joseph Bachman, who runs the local Monterey theater company and has an extramarital affair with Madeline (Witherspoon).

P. J. Byrne as Principal Warren Nippal, whoruns the school in Monterey where the children of characters played by Witherspoon, Kidman, Woodley and Dern all attend first grade.

Kelen Coleman as Harper, aMonterey parent and neighbor of the lead characters.

Sarah Burns as Gabrielle, aMonterey parent and neighbor.

Darby Camp as Chloe Mackenzie, the 7-year-old daughter of Madeline (Witherspoon).

Cameron and Nicholas Crovetti as Max & Josh Wright, 7-year-old twin sons of Celeste and Perry (Kidman and Skarsgard)

Ivy George as Amabella Klein, the 7-year-old daughter of Renata and Gordon (Dern and Nordling).

Chloe Coleman as Skye Carlson, the 7-year-old daughter of Nathan and Bonnie (Tupper and Kravitz).

Virginia Kull as Ms. Emily Barnes, the first-grade school teacher for the children.

Sarah Baker as Thea, aMonterey parent and neighbor.

Kathreen Khavari as Samantha, aMonterey parent and neighbor.

Larry Bates as Stu, aMonterey parent and neighbor.

Hong Chau as Jackie, aMonterey parent and neighbor of our leading characters.

Gia Carides as Melissa, aMonterey parent and neighbor of our leading characters.

They join a cast that also includes previously announced Adam Scott as Ed, Madeline's husband; and Kathryn Newton as Abigail, Madeline's teen daughter.

“Heroes” alum Santiago Cabrera has been cast opposite Reese Witherspoon in HBO’s limited series “Big Little Lies,” TheWrap has learned.

Joseph is a minor character in Moriarty’s book, though the role has been fleshed out and expanded by Kelley.

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