WHO KILLED ANDREW EARLHAM?
ITV AND SUNDANCETV’S THRILLER LIAR BEGINS PRODUCTION ON SECOND SEASON IN U.K.
KATHERINE KELLY, HOWARD CHARLES AND AMY NUTTALL JOIN CAST FOR SEASON TWO
FIRST-LOOK IMAGES RELEASED
London – New York – April 24, 2019 – ITV and Sundance TV announced the start of production on season two of the award-winning six-part thriller Liar, written by Harry and Jack Williams of Two Brothers Pictures (The Missing, Fleabag) and starring Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) and Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four), in the U.K.
Joining Froggatt and Gruffudd for this final chapter are several 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.
Liar’s second season picks up three weeks after an arrest warrant was issued for Andrew Earlham (Gruffudd) for the sexual assault of 19 women. When Andrew’s body is found in the Kent marshes, Detective Renton (Kelly) alongside DS Rory Maxwell are tasked with uncovering clues about Andrew’s past and unpacking the events of the three crucial weeks leading up to his murder.
Harry and Jack Williams commented: “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.”
Liar is commissioned for ITV by Head of Drama, Polly Hill. Commented Hill: “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.”
“We are thrilled to be working once again with our partners at ITV, Harry and Jack Williams and this exceptionally talented cast on a thrilling new season that will dive deeper into the complicated relationship between Laura and Andrew and the mystery surrounding his death,” said Jan Diedrichsen, Executive Director, SundanceTV and Sundance Now.
Liar is a co-production of Two Brothers Pictures for ITV and SundanceTV in association with all3media international. The 6×60 series will be executive produced by Harry and Jack Williams, Christopher Aird and James Strong. The series will be produced by James Dean. James Strong and Chris Sweeney will direct.
Liar season one is currently available in the U.S. and Canada on Sundance Now, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service.
Since its launch in 1996, SundanceTV has remained true to founder Robert Redford’s mission to celebrate creativity and distinctive storytelling through unique voices and narratives found in the best independent films. From delivering critically acclaimed Emmy®, Golden Globe® and Peabody Award-winning television featuring some of the world’s most talented creators and performers, to showcasing some of the most compelling and iconic films across genres and generations, SundanceTV is a smart and thought-provoking entertainment destination. SundanceTV is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.; its sister networks include AMC, IFC, BBC America and WE tv. SundanceTV is available across all platforms, including on-air, online at www.sundance.tv, on demand and mobile.
About Two Brothers Pictures
Since setting up their independent production company Two Brothers Pictures in 2014, Harry and Jack have sought to nurture the best writing talent in the UK and internationally. In its short history, the company has already produced shows for Amazon, HBO, AMC, BBC, ITV and Sky, including the hit-comedy award-winning FLEABAG. In 2017 their suspense thriller LIAR, starring Ioan Gruffudd and Joanne Froggatt, was one of ITV’s highest performing dramas for the year and was nominated for a National Television Award. Two Brothers Pictures have recently made CHEAT, THE WIDOW and STRANGERS for ITV, BAPTISTE for BBC One and FLEABAG 2 and BACK TO LIFE for BBC Three. Two Brothers Pictures’ nomination for Best Independent Production Company at the Broadcast Awards cements their fantastic recent success.
ITV is an integrated producer broadcaster and the largest commercial television network in the UK. It is the home of popular television from the biggest entertainment events, to original drama, major sport, landmark factual series and independent news. It operates a family of channels including ITV, ITVBe, ITV2, ITV3 and ITV4 and CITV, which are broadcast free-to-air. ITV is also focused on delivering its programming via the ITV Hub, mobile devices, video on demand and third party platforms. ITV Studios is a global production business, creating, producing and selling programmes and formats internationally across the world with bases in the UK, US, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, the Nordics, the Netherlands and The Middle East. It is the largest commercial production company in the UK, a leading independent non-scripted indie in the US and our distribution business, Global Entertainment, and the distribution arm of Talpa, Talpa Global, sell finished programmes and formats worldwide.
About all3media International
all3media International distributes popular, award-winning TV programmes to over 1000 broadcasters and media platforms around the world.
The company has been celebrated for producing, marketing and distributing quality, ground-breaking and pioneering shows to global audience – consistently topping the Broadcast and Televisual annual Indies Surveys and we have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of our growth – twice.
Our catalogue contains over 8,500 hours of content across all genres, with a focus on drama, comedy, factual, entertainment and formats. As well as Britain’s top-selling series Midsomer Murders, our lead dramas include National Treasure, The Missing,Clique, Safe House, Indian Summers, Liar, and Hinterland. Our contemporary comedy slates features Fleabag and Gameface. Factual, entertainment and format bestsellers include Gogglebox, Undercover Boss, Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, The Gadget Show and The Cube,
As part of the UK’s leading multi-label studio we partner with UK and international producers – including our own studios – in developing, financing and delivering content and formats.