Liar star for Innocent drama

UK drama Innocent, which screened last year with Lee Ingleby, will return with Katherine Kelly (Liar, Cheat, Criminal, Mr Selfridge).

The drama by screenwriter Chris Lang is now an anthology series, co-written with Matt Arlidge. Season 2 will focus upon the scandal that rocked the small Cumbrian town of Keswick in 2015 involving schoolteacher, Sally Wright (Kelly), who was alleged to be ‘having an affair’ with her 16-year-old pupil, Matty Taylor, according to an ITV press release.

“I’m thrilled to be working on this complex and thought provoking drama by Matt Arlidge and Chris Lang. I look forward to bringing the mix of Sally’s fragility and quiet strength to life.”

Also cast are Jamie Bamber (Marcella, Strike Back, NCIS, Law & Order UK) playing Sally’s husband Sam, Priyanga Burford (Press, Avenue 5, W1A, Fearless), Shaun Dooley (The Stranger, Gentleman Jack, Jamestown),.

The new four-part series has started filming on location in the Lake District and Ireland.

ITV Drama Commissioner, Huw Kennair said, “Innocent II is a thriller which keeps you guessing to the very end. Chris and Matt’s brilliant scripts are compelling and the characters incredibly relatable. We’re thrilled to be working again with TXTV and Chris Lang on a second instalment of Innocent.”

Season One aired in Australia on ABC in 2018.


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