‘Downton Abbey’ star begins filming ‘Liar’ Season 2 very soon

Joanne Froggatt’s thriller series Liar is definitely returning for a second season.

Written by The Missing creators Harry and Jack Williamsthe six-part thriller aired in autumn 2017 and was ITV’s highest rated new drama of the year.

Starring Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) and Ioan Gruffudd (Hornblower), the first season told the story of a night that changes the lives of two strangers forever.

Froggatt is best known for playing Anna Bates in all six seasons of Downton Abbey.

A second season was announced in November 2017, but there had been no news on the project since then.

Liar writers Harry and Jack Williams have now provided an update on when the new episodes will begin filming, telling Radio Times that they’re planning to “start shooting in March.”

The brothers revealed that they expect Season 2 to air this autumn on ITV in the UK.

Liar aired in the USA on SundanceTV and it’s expected to be the show’s stateside home again.

ITV’s Head of Drama, Polly Hill previously commented: “Jack and Harry Williams are incredible storytellers and part two of Liar will have the audience equally gripped, as we find out who killed Andrew Earlham.”

Ioan Gruffudd will be back as rapist Andrew Earlham, despite his character being murdered in the final episode of Season 1.

The Hornblower star has told Digital Spy: “[The end of the first season] 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…

“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?”

He added: “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.”

Joanne Froggatt will return as Anna Bates in the Downton Abbey movie when it’s released in cinemas worldwide this September.

Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection DVD box set is available on Amazon.