UKTV has snagged exclusive pay-TV rights to Secrets and Lies, a major new thriller starring Hollywood heartthrob Ryan Philippe and Juliette Lewis.
The show, which is produced by ABC Studios and is based on an Australian series of the same name, drew audiences of more than 8m viewers when it premiered in the US earlier this year and has already been renewed for a second series.
When Ben Crawford (Phillippe) finds his neighbour’s son dead on his morning run, Ben quickly turns from Good Samaritan to murder suspect.
Assigned to the case, tough, thorough investigator Detective Cornell (Lewis) searches Ben’s home, pokes holes in his story, and demands a DNA sample.
As the formidable detective searches for the facts, the media hone in on Ben and his family, and he struggles to escape from the pressure. From that point on, Ben’s life is turned upside down as he sets out on a complicated journey to prove his innocence.
Is Ben innocent or guilty? He is fighting to keep his marriage, kids, job and reputation, and he is barely clinging to his sanity. As the investigation progresses, the close knit community starts to come apart at the seams, unraveling until the jaw-dropping conclusion…
Watch General Manager, Steve North, said: “Secrets and Lies is an ambitious series combining crime, deception and the unpicking of numerous characters’ lives. It is a gripping show that will enthrall our audience and keep them on the edge of their seats.”
UKTV’s Head of Acquisitions and Co-Productions, Alexandra Finlay, added: “Secrets and Lies has dark, multi-layered and challenging storytelling. It perfectly complements the high quality acquisitions we have at UKTV.”
Secrets and Lies will get its UK premier on September 9th.