Filming is underway on the second series of ITV thriller Liar, starring Downtown Abbey actress Joanne Froggatt.
The six-part show is due to pick up where series one left off, following the discovery of rapist Andrew Earlham’s body.
Starting three weeks after police issued a warrant for Earlham’s (Ioan Gruffudd) arrest for sexually assaulting 19 women, series two will see Detective Renton (played by Katherine Kelly from Cheat) and DS Rory Maxwell (Danny Webb) searching for clues about Andrew’s past as they piece together the final three weeks of his life.
Alongside newcomer Katherine Kelly, other fresh faces joining the Liar cast include Howard Charles from ITV’s The Widow, in the role of Carl Peterson, and Downton Abbey star Amy Nuttall as Winnie Peterson.
In a joint statement, creators Harry and Jack Williams said: “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.”
ITV’s head of drama Polly Hill, who commissioned the new series, commented: “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.
“We’re sure audiences will once again be gripped by the story as Harry and Jack Williams keep you guessing over who killed Andrew.”
Liar, a co-production between Two Brothers Pictures and SundanceTV, in association with all3media international, was the highest rated new drama on ITV when it aired in 2017.
The first series’ climactic final episode attracted an audience of 9.1 million people.
Actress Joanne Froggatt posted about filming getting underway on Instagram.
Sharing a snap for her 137k followers that featured co-star Ioan Gruffudd, she wrote simply: “Team Liar is back!”
Her fans bombarded the comments to let her know they can’t wait for the story to continue, with one writing, “I’m so excited and you look gorgeous!!! Can’t wait to see you back on my screen!” and another commenting, “The show is amazing.”
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