Will ‘Downton’ star’s new drama ‘Liar’ be back for a second season?

ITV has announced that hit new drama Liar will return.

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

Liar also premiered in the US on SundanceTV in September.

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

Season 2 will begin filming in January 2019, with both Froggatt and Gruffudd returning.

ITV’s Head of Drama, Polly Hill commented: “Liar has gripped the nation over the last six weeks and we’re delighted both Joanne and Ioan will return to play Laura and Andrew. 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.”

Writers Jack and Harry Williams added: “We always hoped this story would return for its final chapter, and we can’t wait to be reunited with the brilliant Joanne and Ioan.”

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

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Froggatt recently revealed that she still has “no information” about whether or not the Downton Abbey movie is going ahead.