So here’s a rarity…. a trailer for a second US season of Secrets and Lies, which only lasted one when it originated in Australia.
The only other show I can think of where an adaptation outlasts the local original is Wilfred.
The plan for our Secrets and Lies was always to shift to a new crime in S2, but maintaining its detective, played here by Anthony Hayes. It aired on TEN during a difficult period for the network and was crushed when rival reality shows began extending beyond the 60 minute barrier.
The ABC version will stick to the concept with Det. Andrea Cornell, played by Juliette Lewis, returning for a new case.
This time around she investigates Eric Warner (Michael Ealy), a well-educated newlywed and heir apparent to his family’s private equity firm in Charlotte, N.C. While attending a party to honour his dad’s (Terry O’Quinn) retirement, Eric’s wife (Jordana Brewster) is murdered and he quickly becomes the focus.
Brisbane’s Hoodlum Entertainment remain as producers on the project, with Kapital Entertainment and ABC Studios.