ITV have released a trailer for their upcoming drama Liar
The six-part thriller stars Ioan Gruffudd and Joanne Froggatt as Laura and Andrew and its written by Harry and Jack Williams who wrote last year’s smash hit The Missing.
The premise is an intriguing one: 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 Polly. “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.”
Harry and Jack Williams commented: “We’re delighted to be reunited with Polly Hill in her new role at ITV and join forces with SundanceTV. 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 can be seen this Autumn on ITV and in September in the US on the Sundance Channel.