‘Downton’ star reveals if there’ll be a third season of ‘Liar’

Joanne Froggatt has some disappointing news for Liar fans.

ITV’s popular thriller series launched in 2017 and is written by The Missing creators Harry and Jack Williams.

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).

Liar finally returns in the UK tonight with the first episode of its six-part second season.

Unfortunately, Joanne Froggatt has revealed that Liar sadly won’t be getting a third season.

Froggatt, best known as Anna Bates in all six seasons of Downton Abbey, told The Sun: “This will be the end of Andrew and Laura’s story.”

She explained: “I think it’s really honest with the viewers. There’s nothing worse than investing your time in something and then you get to season three and think: ‘Oh, it’s all gone too far. I don’t believe it.'”

However, the 39-year-old English actress is very happy to be returning with a second season of Liar: “It’s lovely to think you’ve been a part of something that people are invested in and so excited about. It’s a really nice feeling and I’m proud we’ve done another series.”

Season 2 will be airing at 9pm on Monday nights on ITV and it’ll premiere in the US later this year on SundanceTV.

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.”

Watch the trailer:


Joining the cast of Liar in the new season are Katherine Kelly (Mr Selfridge) and Howard Charles (The Musketeers), alongside Froggatt’s former co-star Amy Nuttall, who played housemaid Ethel Parks in Downton Abbey.

Joanne Froggatt reprised her role as Anna Bates in the Downton movie last year and it’s expected that she’ll be back in the upcoming sequel.

The first season of Liar is available on DVD on Amazon.