Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd have been cast in a new ITV/SundanceTV co-production created and written by BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated producers and screenwriters, Harry and Jack Williams.
Liar tells the story of a night that changes the lives of Laura Newell (Joanne Froggatt) and Andrew Ellis (Ioan Gruffudd) forever. Laura is a smart and dedicated teacher, not long out of a relationship and unsure about getting back on the dating scene.
Andrew 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?
Liar explores the devastating cost of deceit on both the couple and their friends and family, as secrets and lies are laid bare…
ITV’s new Head of Drama, Polly Hill, will oversee production on behalf of the broadcaster.
“I am so delighted to have arrived at ITV and to be working with Jack and Harry Williams on Liar,” said Hill.
“They are brilliant storytellers, who have written a gripping thriller that doesn’t shy away from exploring a powerful subject. I’m thrilled we’ve commissioned Liar for ITV and secured such a terrific cast.”
Liar starts shooting in November 2016.