Memes & Tweets About Meryl Streep Joining ‘Big Little Lies’ Will Make You Wish Season 2 Started NOW

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It's the gift that keeps on giving. First in December HBO confirmed a second season for Big Little Lies, which was originally supposed to be a one-season wonder. Now the fans are fanning themselves over the next treat: the addition of Meryl Streep to Big Little Lies Season 2. Twitter users reacted as you can imagine — with GIFs, memes, and overall excitement.

The announcement came the same day the Academy Awards announced Streep's 21st Oscar nomination for her leading role in Steven Spielberg's The Post. The three-time Oscar-winner might be in prime position for her first Emmy soon. At the 2017 Emmys, the series took home a haul of five major awards out of eight nominations.

The first season of Big Little Lies took place in the deceptively tranquil Monterey, California and centered around the tumultuous lives of three mothers, played by critically lauded Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, and Shailene Woodley. (Kidman and Witherspoon won Emmys for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively.) For the second season of Big Little Lies, the hit show will return to the beachfront town where Streep is set to appear as Mary Louise Wright, the mother of Alexander Skarsgård's Perry and mother-in-law to Kidman's Celeste.

Streep will reportedly earn $800,00 per episode, according to Variety, while her co-stars Kidman and Witherspoon earn raises of $1 million per episode. The airdate for Big Little Lies season two is unconfirmed, but TVLine reports that production may start in spring 2018.

Meanwhile, here's how fans are reacting to the news that Streep is joining the cast.

Co-Star Shoutout

rwitherspoon on Twitter

Fans weren't the only ones thrilled. Witherspoon is also excited for her new co-worker.

A Day To Remember

bensplatt on Twitter

This fan will cherish the memory forever.

"Have You Seen Sophie's Choice?"

annie_maggie13 on Twitter

She doesn't have 21 Oscar nominations for nothing.

Who's Next?

billyeichner on Twitter

Not to be outdone, we're waiting for Netflix's turn to one-up the Streep anouncement.

All Roads Lead To Meryl

itgetsbedder on Twitter

Streep's casting all makes sense now.

Gird Your Loins

elisevarkonyi on Twitter

Fans saw this as a perfect opportunity for a "gird your loins" reference.

Not Everyone Was Happy

mrbreakitt on Twitter

Facing criticism from #MeToo activists, Streep has said on record that although she heard rumors about actresses, she "didn’t know that [Weinstein] was in any way abusing people."

Give The Casting Director A Raise

neveradamnjoy on Twitter

An epic cast just got even more epic.

Now Time To Start Dream-Casting

adambvary on Twitter

Because why stop at Streep?

Where Are You, Julianne Moore?

nicolskidman on Twitter

It's The Hours reunion we never knew we needed.

Emmys 2019

russellfalcon on Twitter

Watch out, the Streep train is coming for you.

Don't Forget To Breathe

laurafrofro on Twitter

If you thought the first season gave you a lot to think about ...

Was There Even A Before?

asiasimoneb on Twitter

HBO giving you what you need before you know you even need it.

Trump Supporters Trying To Quit Big Little Lies

tripwithbrit on Twitter

Trump supporters may hold out for as long as possible before they end up bingeing the series anyway.

When You Cast A Star

yosub on Twitter

Seriously, that star-studded cast of women just exploded.

Hell Yeah

hollysimons89 on Twitter

To say fans are ready for Streep would be an understatement.

The Wait Is On

younghollywood on Twitter

It'll be a while before the second season of Big Little Lies airs, so you'll have to cherish this news in the meantime.