Entertainment TV Why Reese Witherspoon Produced 'Big Little Lies' : 'So Often I'm the Only Woman on a Set Full of Men' Big Little Lies is a 7-episode series and premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on HBO By Patrick Gomez Patrick Gomez Patrick Gomez is the Editor in Chief/General Manager of Entertainment Weekly. Formerly at People magazine and The A.V. Club, the Critics Choice and Television Critics Association member has appeared on 'Today,' 'Extra!,' 'Access Hollywood,' 'E! News,' 'CNN,' and 'Nightline,' and can be seen frequently on 'Good Morning America.' Follow the Texas Native at @PatrickGomezLA wherever your media is social for all things 'For All Mankind' 'Top Chef,' and puppy related. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 19, 2017 09:30 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: HBO Reese Witherspoon was tired of working in a man’s world. “So often I’m the only woman on a set full of men,” the Oscar winner tells PEOPLE. But through her production company Pacific Standard, the actress is now bringing Liane Moriarty’s female-driven novel Big Little Lies to HBO as a seven-part whodunit drama with a healthy dose of acerbic humor. Nicole Kidman “It became this really interesting group of women whose work I’d always loved,” Witherspoon, 40, says of enlisting Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley and Zoë Kravitz to star alongside her in the limited series, which explores themes of domestic violence, marriage and motherhood. “Getting to work with them every day was a pleasure,” she says. “I learned so much from each of them.” Big Little Lies is a 7-episode series and premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.