Alexander Skarsgard Big Little Lies

True Blood's Alexander Skarsgard Joins HBO Limited Series Big Little Lies as Nicole Kidman's Husband

True Blood alum Alexander Skarsgard is putting down stakes at HBO again with a co-starring role opposite Oscar winner Nicole Kidman in the cabler’s star-studded limited series Big Little Lies, TVLine has learned.

David E. Kelley is penning the eight-episode adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s 2014 darkly comic novel about three three mothers (Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley) of kindergartners whose seemingly perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.

Skarsgard will play Perry Wright, devoted husband to Kidman’s Celeste.

Revenge vet James Tupper, meanwhile, has been cast as the ex-husband of Witherspoon’s Madeline.

The enviable ensemble also includes the previously announced Adam Scott (as Madeline’s current husband), Laura Dern (as an anti-bullying crusader) and  Zoë Kravitz (as the wife of Tupper’s character)

Production begins in January.