Reese Witherspoon as Madeline Martha Mackenzie
In the current golden age of television, movie stars on the small screen should no longer come as a surprise. Reese Witherspoon is even joining in, starring in HBO's new limited series Big Little Lies. The seven-episode series, based on Liane Moriarty's book of the same name, centers on three very different mothers whose small town is shattered by a murder. Episode one airs on Sunday, February 19 at 9 p.m. ET.
In the series, Witherspoon stars as Madeline Martha Mackennzie. This is the first time the Oscar-winner has been seen on television since she was in an episode of ABC's The Muppets in 2015. Although she's provided voices for The Simpsons and King of the Hill, the last time Witherspoon was in a live-action TV Series for more than one episode was a two-episode stint on Friends in 2000. She's never had a regular TV series role in her career.
Witherspoon also co-produced Big Little Lies through her Pacific Standard. She's also reunited with her Wild director Jean-Marc Vallee for the project.
Click through to meet the rest of the Big Little Lies cast. (Getty)