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Everything We Know About The Next Season Of ITV's 'Liar'

Everything We Know About The Next Season Of ITV's 'Liar'

*This article contains spoilers for Liar series one.*

Fans will remember being gripped by ITV drama Liar in 2017, which dealt with themes of rape, victim blaming, guilt and uncovering the truth with searing viewing.

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The first instalment proved to be a watercooler watch, and after a two year wait, it's nearly back for a second series.

Here's all we know about it so far.

The ITV series is coming back for a second instalment. (Credit: ITV)
The ITV series is coming back for a second instalment. (Credit: ITV)

Firstly, what was season one about?

Series one followed Laura Nielson (played by Joanne Froggatt), a newly single teacher, whose first date with surgeon Andrew Earlham (Ioan Gruffudd) ends with two very different perceptions of the night.

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Laura awoke to believe she had been raped, but Andrew - who has a son at Laura's school - insists the sex was consensual.

The series sees the teacher face a torrent of disbelievers, doubt and questioning of her own sanity before she eventually finds a way to prove Andrew was her rapist.

Laura uncovered recordings Andrew made of each of his victims, including DI Vanessa Harmon, and handed over evidence to the police. With his son Luke realising the truth about his dad and a warrant out for his arrest, the surgeon goes on the run.

But the series' huge twist comes right at the end, when viewers see Andrew's dead body in the marshes.

Viewers see Andrew's dead body in the marshes at the very end. (Credit: ITV)
Viewers see Andrew's dead body in the marshes at the very end. (Credit: ITV)

So, what will season two be about?

The cliffhanger left a ton of questions - the main one being who killed Andrew? - which the second season will naturally be answering.

New episodes will explore what happened to Andrew in the lead up to his death, and who was responsible for his murder.

Showrunners Harry and Jack Williams confirmed the second series will be a classic whodunit, exploring a list of suspects. Could it be Laura? His ashamed son Luke? Another of Andrew's victims?

"There are certainly a few suspects and we hope to explore that further," Harry told the Mirror. "Andrew has been missing for several weeks and then we see his dead body in the empty marshlands. The question is, what happened in those missing weeks that led to Andrew's demise?"

Brother Jack added: "We don't want to do it cynically - it will be a new set of lies and perceptions. We want to give ourselves time, it will probably be the year after next. I hope people feel happy to wait."

The cliffhanger left a ton of questions - the main one being who killed Andrew? (Credit: ITV)
The cliffhanger left a ton of questions - the main one being who killed Andrew? (Credit: ITV)

When is season two coming?

Filming series two began in January, and writers Harry and Jack confirmed it will air in autumn - so... around now. However, ITV hasn't yet given an official release date.

What about the cast?

The writer confirmed Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey, One Last Thing) will be returning as Laura and Ioan Gruffudd (Forever, UnREAL) will be returning in the series' flashbacks.

The actor told Digital Spy: "I sat down with Jack and Harry, just to say, 'Look, I'm on board, I want to do this,' and Joanne's on board, we're all on board, all the elements are there. I just don't envy Jack and Harry having to try and put this together now.

"[The end of the first series] asked a lot of questions and who knows, possibly that [second] series will be about who did kill Andrew, but it'll be interesting [to see] how they build the tension...

The writer confirmed Joanne Froggatt will be returning as Laura. (Credit: ITV)
The writer confirmed Joanne Froggatt will be returning as Laura. (Credit: ITV)

"Because we, as the audience, know what happened to him, so how do you keep up the tension on a weekly basis if you know what the conclusion is already? I suppose it's a bit like a Greek tragedy in that sense: you tell everybody what happened, and now we're going to tell you how it happened."

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: Entertainment News, TV Entertainment, ITV

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance journalist working for Tyla. After graduating from the University of Sussex, Ciara worked as a writer at GLAMOUR Magazine and later as the Assistant Editor of Yahoo Style UK.

 

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