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The first series, which aired in 2018, starred Lee Ingleby as David Collins, a man who had been acquitted of murdering his wife.
The story then revolved around attempts to reveal the truth of who actually killed Tara, with the plot involving the police, Tara's sister Alice who now has custody of Tara and David's children, and David's brother Phil.
The second series will focus on a brand new, self-contained story and focuses upon the scandal that rocked the small Cumbrian town of Keswick in 2015.
Schoolteacher Sally Wright was alleged to be having an affair with her 16-year-old pupil, Matty Taylor. When Matty was found dead, brutally stabbed with a broken cider bottle, suspicion fell upon Sally, who had admitted to taking special interest in the boy.
In spite of having no criminal record, no history of violence and vehemently protesting her innocence and the fact she couldn't be placed at the remote beauty spot on the day Matty was found murdered, Sally was subsequently convicted by a majority verdict and sentenced to a minimum of 15 years in jail.
The new series of Innocent will open with Sally in the dock of Carlisle Crown Court, steely and determined to prove her innocence and that she's been the victim of a terrible miscarriage of justice.
As she waits for the jury to deliver on her appeal, Sally contemplates how she's lost everything she holds dear. Her relationship, home and marriage to Probation Officer, Sam, her job as Head of English at a local comprehensive, her status and good name in the community, and personal contact with her ageing mother who now lives in a care home.
With the unwavering support of her best friend, Jenny, Editor of the local Cumbrian Post newspaper, Sally has been given a lifeline, as new evidence, which places her six miles from the murder scene, is unearthed.
When the forewoman pronounces Sally is 'not guilty' of the crime which has destroyed her life her first thoughts are for Matty and his parents, John and Maria Taylor, who are still living their nightmare.
Katherine Kelly, who has previously starred in Happy Valley, Liar and Netflix series Criminal will play Sally. She will be joined by Jamie Bamber, who plays Sally's husband Sam.
Priyanga Burford, Shaun Dooley, Amy-Leigh Hickman, Lucy Black, Michael Yare, Andrew Tiernan, Nadia Albina, Poppy Miller, Janine Wood, Laura Rollins and Michael Stevenson will also star in the new four-part drama.
We'll keep you updated as soon as we get more.
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