Another ‘Downton Abbey’ star joins Joanne Froggatt in Season 2 of ‘Liar’

Filming has begun in England on the second season of Liar!

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.

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

Froggatt, best known as Anna Bates in all six seasons of Downton Abbey, and Gruffudd will both return in six new episodes, despite the discovery of Gruffudd’s character Andrew Earlham’s murdered body at the end of Season 1.

They’ll be joined by Katherine Kelly (Mr Selfridge) as DI Karen Renton and Howard Charles (The Musketeers) as Carl Peterson.

Another new addition to the cast is Emmerdale actress Amy Nuttall, who starred alongside Joanna Froggatt in Downton Abbey as housemaid Ethel Parks.

She’ll be playing a character called Winnie Peterson.

Writers 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.”

The official synopsis reads: “Series 2 picks up three weeks after an arrest warrant was issued for Andrew Earlham for the sexual assault of 19 women.

“When Andrew’s body is found in the Kent marshes, Detective Renton 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.”

Season 2 is expected to premiere later this year on ITV in the UK on SundanceTV in the USA.

Joanne Froggatt will reprise the role of Anna Bates in the Downton Abbey movie when it’s released in cinemas this autumn.

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