Remember ITV‘s hit 2017 drama Liar? Of course you do. It was practically the only talk of the town during the six weeks it aired, with viewers across the nation tuning in every Monday night for a new episode. So, fans will be pleased to hear that the highly anticipated second season is officially on its way.
For those who aren’t familiar, Liar, created by The Missing writers Harry and Jack Williams, followed the story of teacher Laura, played by Joanne Froggatt, who was sexually assaulted by the father of one of her pupils, Andrew, played by Ioan Gruffudd, after the two went on a date. Throughout the first six-part season, Laura was forced to prove her version of events to those who did not believe her.
The show, which aired around the same time as the Harvey Weistein scandal was first revealed, not only had the entire nation gripped but sparked huge conversations regarding consent and victim blaming, meaning there are high expectations for the follow up season.
But before its back on our screens, here’s everything we know so far…
What will Liar series 2 be about?
Viewer’s will remember that the last episode of the first season ended with a shock twist when Andrew was found dead after being outed as a serial rapist. So it isn’t hard to guess that Liar series 2 two will follow his murder case and the string of suspects who could be responsible.
‘Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd are back. We’re delighted that anyone frustrated by the cliffhanger will be rewarded for their patience. Questions are answered and the title is central,’ writers Harry and Jack told TV Times.
Harry added: ‘It’s a different lie. Who’s lying about what? The audience will be figuring that out.’
‘There are certainly a few suspects and we hope to explore that further. 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?’
Who will be in it?
Despite his character being killed off, it has been confirmed that Ioan Gruffudd will reprise his role for Liar series 2. Some of the episodes will include flashbacks which will feature Gruffudd’s character as the details surrounding his death are explained.
Speaking to Digital Spy about the upcoming season of Liar, Gruffudd’s said: ‘[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…’
He added: ‘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.’
Joanna Froggatt will also return to her role for the season season.
When will it air?
No air date has been set for season two of Liar but if it follows in the footsteps of the first season, we can expect it to be back on ITV this autumn.