Series 2 of Liar is currently airing on ITV - who's on the cast and what's in store?
After first premiering in 2017, Liar will be back this year for a second series of six episodes.
Liar started on Monday 2 March, 2020 at 9PM on ITV and continues weekly on Monday nights. You can watch episodes online via ITV Hub.
Joanne Froggatt is back as Laura Nielson; Intelligent, outspoken and strong-willed, Laura is popular with both pupils and staff at the local secondary school where she teaches English.
Ioan Gruffudd reprises his role as Andrew Earlham; Outwardly charming, Andrew is a well-respected cardiac surgeon, popular with patients and colleagues alike at Broadhill Hospital, where he works.
Joining Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd for series 2 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.
Completing the series 2 cast are:
DS Rory Maxwell - Danny Webb
Oliver Graham - Sam Spruell
Katy Sutcliffe - Zoë Tapper
Liam Sutcliffe - Richie Campbell
DI Vanessa Harmon - Shelley Conn
Jennifer Robertson - Jill Halfpenny
Ian - Kieran Bew
Luke Earlham - Jamie Flatters
Ruby Allen - Sian Clifford
The first series told the story of a night that changed the lives of Laura Nielson (Joanne Froggatt) and Andrew Earlham (Ioan Gruffudd) forever.
In the show, Joanne Froggatt plays Laura, a smart and dedicated teacher, not long out of a relationship and unsure about getting back on the dating scene. Andrew (Ioan Gruffudd) is a renowned surgeon whose son is a pupil at Laura’s school.
The shocking first series revealed Andrew to be a rapist who had drugged and assaulted at least 17 women. However in one final twist, over 9 million viewers were left reeling at the discovery of Andrew Earlham’s murdered body at the climax of season 1.
Series 2 picks up three weeks after an arrest warrant was issued for Andrew Earlham for the sexual assault of 19 women.
In this week's fifth episode (March 30), a vital piece of evidence comes to light. Laura, blindsided, seeks to discover its origin, and with Katy and Liam’s help, she’s led to a startling new suspect.
Next week's final episode (Episode 6, March 30), laura takes drastic measures to hold Oliver to account, and the truth of what happened on the morning Andrew died is finally revealed.
Series 2 will once again be written by Jack Williams and Harry Williams of Two Brothers Pictures.
They 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.”