'Big Little Lies' stars earn higher salaries as HBO addresses the gender pay gap

Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and the gang will be back in 2019.

Casey Bloys, the president of programming for HBO, confirmed reports that the cast received significant pay increases, though he didn't specify how much.

"A show like that is a gift to a network," Bloys told The Hollywood Reporter in a recent interview.

With the show and its stars at the center of a shifting cultural conversation around gender inequity, HBO has re-examined salaries on some of its other shows as well.

"In fact, we just finished our process where we went through and made sure that there were no inappropriate disparities in pay; and where there were, if we found any, we corrected it going forward," Bloys said. "And that’s is a direct result of the Time's Up movement."

Andrea Arnold is replacing Jean-Marc Vallée as director for the second season of "Big Little Lies."