Joanne Froggatt & Ioan Gruffudd For Romantic Thriller Liar

ITV has announced its new six part thriller Liar, written and created by Harry and Jack Williams (One Of Us), which explores the devastating cost of deceit as secrets and lies are laid bare. Liar will star Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) and Ioan Gruffudd (Hornblower), and is co-produced by SundanceTV in the US.

Laura (Froggatt) is a smart and dedicated teacher, not long out of a relationship and unsure about getting back on the dating scene. Andrew (Gruffudd) is a renowned surgeon whose son is a pupil at Laura’s school. An initial attraction leads to a date, but neither fully realises the far-reaching consequences that their meeting will have on each other or their families.

Truth and consequences go hand in hand in a tense and gripping thriller that examines both sides of a relationship and both sides of the truth. Are there really two sides to every story?

Harry and Jack Williams said: “This story deals with highly emotional and important subject matter, exploring modern issues of gender politics through the lens of a character-driven emotional thriller. We couldn’t be happier with the calibre of the team we have working on this.”

Liar begins filming in London and Kent November 2016.