Filming is now underway on Season 2 of ITV’s Liar.
The first season of Liar was ITV’s highest rated new drama of 2017. Written by Harry and Jack Williams, the six-part thriller left 9.1m viewers reeling at the climax of Season 1. Season 2 picks up three weeks after, as Detective Renton and DS Rory Maxwell are tasked with uncovering clues about a murder. Joining Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd for the final chapter are a number of new characters including Katherine Kelly (Cheat, Mr Selfridge, The Night Manager) as DI Karen Renton, Howard Charles (The Widow, Musketeers) as Carl Peterson and Amy Nuttall (Downton Abbey, My Fair Lady) as Winnie Peterson.
The Williams brothers comment: “It has been a joy returning to Liar and our reunion with Joanne and Ioan. Equally we are thrilled to have Katherine Kelly on board as DI Renton after her stellar performance in Cheat.”
Liar is commissioned for ITV by Head of Drama, Polly Hill.
“We’re delighted both Joanne and Ioan are returning to Liar as Laura and Andrew with Katherine Kelly joining the cast as DI Karen Renton,” says Hill. “We’re sure audiences will once again be gripped by the story as Harry and Jack Williams keep you guessing over who killed Andrew.”
“We are thrilled to be working once again with our partners at ITV, Harry and Jack Williams and this exceptionally talented cast on a thrilling new season that will dive deeper into the complicated relationship between Laura and Andrew and the mystery surrounding his death,” adds Jan Diedrichsen, Executive Director, SundanceTV and Sundance Now.
Liar is a co-production of Two Brothers Pictures for ITV and SundanceTV in association with all3media international.