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‘Liar’ Renewed For Season Two At Sundance TV — TCA

Sundance TV’s psychological thriller Liar starring Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) and Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four) has been renewed for a second season. The news was announced at TCA today. Executive producers and series creators Jack Williams and Harry Williams of Two Brothers Pictures (The Missing, Fleabag) will return to write the sophomore season. ITV and all3media International will co-produce. "Liar is a series that epitomizes our strategy of partnering with…
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‘Liar’ Renewed for Season 2 at SundanceTV

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The thrills will continue over on SundanceTV, as the network announced Saturday its drama “Liar” has been renewed for a second season. Joanne Froggatt (“Downton Abbey”) and Ioan Gruffudd (“Fantastic Four”) are both returning for Season 2 of the psychological drama, which will premiere in 2019. The installment will again be penned and executive produced by series creators Jack Williams and Harry Williams of Two Brothers Pictures (“The Missing,” “Fleabag”) and co-produced with ITV and all3media International. “We are pleased that this story will return for its final chapter, and we can’t wait to be reunited with the brilliant Joanne and Ioan,” said the...
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British Independent Film Awards: The Most Promising Newcomer Nominees

British Independent Film Awards: The Most Promising Newcomer Nominees
The British Independent Film Awards – the BIFAs to its friends – have for years been something of oracle when it comes to finding British talent destined for greatness.

In their "most promising newcomer" category, future acting stars have been given their first real taste of awards acclaim before being lured towards the bright lights of major studios and networks. Previous nominees have included the likes of John Boyega (long before Star Wars), Will Poulter, Dev Patel, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jodie Whittaker, Cara Delevingne, Bel Powley, Andrea Riseborough, Craig Roberts and Joanne Froggatt.

2016's winner was I, Daniel Blake's Hayley Squires, who has...
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Liar: Cancelled or Renewed For Season Two on SundanceTV?

Vulture Watch What will happen to Laura and Andrew when the truth comes out? Will the Liar TV show be cancelled or renewed for a second season on SundanceTV? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Liar, season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About? A psychological thriller on the SundanceTV cable channel, Liar stars Joanne Froggatt, Ioan Gruffudd, Zoë Tapper, Warren Brown, Richie Campbell, Jamie Flatters, Shelley Conn, Danny Webb, Rita McDonald Damper, Chu Omambala, Finn Bennett, Akbar Kurtha, Oliver Maltman, Tsion Habte, Ethan Risk, and Frasier Risk. While the widowed Dr. Andrew Earlham (Gruffudd) thinks they had a perfect first date, school
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Liar: Season One Ratings

Is this psychological thriller one of those limited event series that will remain a single installment mini-series, or will ITV and SundanceTV decide to renew their Liar TV show for a second season? If Liar does get a pickup, will it focus on the same characters, or will it morph into an anthology? Stay tuned. A modern exploration of gender politics, Liar stars Joanne Froggatt, Ioan Gruffudd, Zoë Tapper, Warren Brown, Richie Campbell, Jamie Flatters, Shelley Conn, Danny Webb, Rita McDonald Damper, Chu Omambala, Finn Bennett, Akbar Kurtha, Oliver Maltman, Tsion Habte, Ethan Risk, and Frasier Risk. While the widowed Dr. Andrew Earlham (Gruffudd) thinks they had a perfect first date, school teacher Laura Nielson (Froggatt) has a very different perception. The SundanceTV drama examines the respective truths of both Laura and Andrew and ponders where to draw the line between fact and
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Michelle Dockery Leads Netflix’s Female Western 'Godless' With Steely Confidence (Exclusive)

Michelle Dockery Leads Netflix’s Female Western 'Godless' With Steely Confidence (Exclusive)
Michelle Dockery is proving to be quite the chameleon on television.

After earning cred on the British stage in plays like Pygmalion and Burnt by the Sun, Dockery became a breakout star of the ensemble upstairs-downstairs drama, Downton Abbey, for her portrayal of Lady Mary Crawley. She embodied the snobbish yet endearing persona of an aristocratic daughter who eventually learns that her privileged life must change with the evolving times. By the end of the show's six-season run, Mary had become one of the show’s most likeable characters, having navigated unexpected hardships along the way.

In the years since the beloved series ended, the actress has been shedding the pomp and circumstance and corsets of Mary’s world for that of Good Behavior. The TNT drama, which is in the middle of its second season, has seen Dockery explore a life of addiction, troubled motherhood and cons as Letty Raines. It’s an impressive
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Inside New York's 'Downton Abbey' Exhibit

Downton Abbey may have ended its six-season run in 2015, but the legacy of the show is still going strong nearly two years later.

New York's Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, which opened for a limited engagement on Saturday, gives fans the opportunity for a fully immersive experience set inside the world of the historical period drama. The space features iconic sets from the series, as well as props and costumes that appeared throughout the show’s run.

In celebration of the exhibition, castmembers Michelle Dockery, Joanne Froggatt, Sophie McShera, Lesley Nicol and Allen Leech; executive producer Gareth Neame; and Kevin MacLellan, NBCUniversal's...
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Liar: Season Two Ordered by ITV But It Won't Air Soon

ITV isn't lying to you. Digital Spy reports the UK network has ordered a second season of their TV show Liar.Season one of the thriller followed a teacher (Joanne Froggatt) and a highly regarded surgeon (Ioan Gruffudd) who share one date with dire consequences. The cast also included Zoë Tapper, Warren Brown, Richie Campbell, Jamie Flatters, Shelley Conn, Danny Webb, and Rita McDonald Damper.Read More…
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Liar Video: Laura Threatens to Divest Andrew of His Most Precious Parts

Liar Video: Laura Threatens to Divest Andrew of His Most Precious Parts
After the last few weeks, you might find it cathartic to watch a violated woman wax vengeful while her accused rapist is tied up and at her mercy. If so, do we have a clip for you.

In this exclusive sneak peek from Wednesday’s Liar (Sundance TV, 10/9c), Laura (played by Downton Abbey‘s Joanne Froggatt) finally has Andrew (Forever‘s Ioan Gruffudd) where she wants him: immobilized and unable to protect himself from her wrath. In case you’re behind on the thriller, a brief catch-up: Laura and Andrew went on one date, but when she woke up the next morning,
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Elizabeth McGovern Says ‘Time and the Conways’ Is a Coping Mechanism for Today’s Dark Times (Exclusive)

Elizabeth McGovern Says ‘Time and the Conways’ Is a Coping Mechanism for Today’s Dark Times (Exclusive)
After six seasons playing Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham, on Downton Abbey, Elizabeth McGovern is once again the matriarch of a wealthy British family of the early 1900s in the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of J. B. Priestley’s Time and the Conways. Revived for the first time since its 1938 debut, the play is a time-jumping story that is filled with optimism and hope as the family celebrates one daughter’s birthday in the present and unimaginable transformations as they face their bitter realities 19 years later. But after watching McGovern perform onstage, which just so happens to mark her first time back on Broadway since playing Ophelia in Hamlet 25 years prior, it’s clear that Mrs. Conway is anything but the seemingly perfect, presentable and understanding mother that the actress embodied on the ITV series.

“I’m finding it a little bit frightening how easy it is for me to understand this mother. I’m not sure
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‘Liar’: Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd on Their Twisted, Psychological Drama

The six-episode drama series Liar (already picked up for a second season), currently airing on SundanceTV, follows Laura Nielson (Joanne Froggatt), a dedicated teacher, and Andrew Earlham (Ioan Gruffudd), a renowned surgeon, who entire each other’s lives with a seemingly innocent date. But once a series of accusations starts to unravel secrets and lies in both of their lives, the truth will surely be painful for everyone. During this interview with Collider, co-stars Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd talked about what made them want to sign on for Liar, why they needed to know the truth about …
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‘Liar’ Star Joanne Froggatt Says Rape ‘Shouldn’t be a Taboo Subject in Our Society’ (Exclusive)

‘Liar’ Star Joanne Froggatt Says Rape ‘Shouldn’t be a Taboo Subject in Our Society’ (Exclusive)
On Liar, Joanne Froggatt (of Downton Abbey fame) plays school teacher Laura Nielson, who accuses a handsome widowed doctor (Ioan Gruffudd) of drugging and raping her. The two go out for dinner, where they hit it off, before heading back to Laura’s apartment. Once inside, they flirt over a couple glasses of wine before Laura wakes up alone in bed the next morning, with the sick feeling that she’s been sexually assaulted.

The British miniseries airing on SundanceTV isn’t so much a show about rape, but rather, what happens when someone reports a rape. What unfolds over the six episodes (which will draw to a “satisfying conclusion,” Froggatt tells Et) is scrutiny of Laura’s past as well as the night of the incident, a decision to go public that polarizes friends and family as the show’s anti-heroine becomes more and more unstable.

“I hadn’t seen a TV show tackle the subject
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Why Michelle Dockery Likes to Be Surprised by Letty’s Choices on ‘Good Behavior’ (Exclusive)

Why Michelle Dockery Likes to Be Surprised by Letty’s Choices on ‘Good Behavior’ (Exclusive)
On the TNT series Good Behavior, which returns with season two on Oct. 15, Michelle Dockery -- best known for playing the coolly aristocratic Lady Mary Crawley on Downton Abbey -- returns as Letty Raines, an American con artist sprung from prison with the intent of applying her relatively limited resources, chief among them her wits, to a fresh start.

It’s a 180-degree turn from her Downton character, says Dockery, who in fact was offered the part just as Downton was coming to an end in 2015. “But what I love about Letty and Mary is that they’re both complex, deeply flawed women,” she says.

And like Lady Mary, who thawed substantially over six seasons, Letty is evolving. In this new season, having regained custody of her young son, Jacob (played by Nyles Steele), Letty aims to establish at least a semblance of domestic stability with her hired-assassin lover, Javier (Juan Diego Botto).

But shunning crime and settling
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Downton Abbey: New Traveling Exhibit to Launch in NYC

Downton Abbey fans are in for a treat. USA Today reports a new traveling exhibit will let fans explore the set and costumes from the UK TV show.The period drama, which aired on PBS in the U.S., followed the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants during the early 20th century. The cast includes Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Siobhan Finneran, Joanne Froggatt, Maggie Smith, Rob James-Collier, and Allen Leech. The series ran for six seasons before ending in 2015.Read More…
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Liar

Network: SundanceTV. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: September 27, 2017 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Joanne Froggatt, Ioan Gruffudd, Zoë Tapper, Warren Brown, Richie Campbell, Jamie Flatters, Shelley Conn, Danny Webb, Rita McDonald Damper, Chu Omambala, Finn Bennett, Akbar Kurtha, Oliver Maltman, Tsion Habte, Ethan Risk, and Frasier Risk. TV show description: A modern gender politics drama, the Liar TV show comes from Jack Williams and Harry Williams. Throughout the series, the narrative explores conflicting points of view and recollections about the one night two people shared. Bright, blunt, and headstrong, Laura Nielson (Froggatt) is a popular English teacher at the local secondary school. When
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‘Liar’ Review: Great Acting Can’t Conceal The Over-the-Top Melodrama of This Miniseries

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‘Liar’ Review: Great Acting Can’t Conceal The Over-the-Top Melodrama of This Miniseries
You may have a perception in your head of what kind of show “Liar” is, based on SundanceTV’s advertising — an intriguing descent into different perspectives on one fateful night, when two attractive single people go on a date that ends up having massive repercussions.

Andrew (Ioan Gruffudd) is a widowed doctor; Laura (Joanne Froggatt) is his teenage son’s schoolteacher. They meet for dinner, go back to her place, and things progress from there. But the next morning, Laura believes she’s been raped, and Andrew has no idea what she’s talking about.

It’s a premise theoretically drawn from the modern debate surrounding the question of consent, with the potential to explore whether or not miscommunication in these situations is truly possible. And for at least the first episode, viewers are left with legitimate doubts about… Well, not about who exactly is “right” and who is “wrong.
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'Liar': TV Review

How many ways can a crime procedural go wrong? The counting gets distracting with Sundance TV's Liar, a Scottish-set miniseries about sexual assault whose good intentions are sunk by ludicrous reveals and ultimately self-diminishing storytelling.

The six-part revenge drama begins as an unpromising — and, in the era of believing women, unappealing — tale of Rape Rashomon. She (Joanne Froggatt) says she asked him to stop and was pushed onto the bed; he (Ioan Gruffudd) says he never heard her say no and that she didn't budge, let alone run away, when he went into another room to retrieve a...
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From Michelle Dockery to Joanne Froggatt, Where to Catch the ‘Downton Abbey’ Cast This Fall

Nearly two years after Downton Abbey went off the air, most of the beloved ensemble cast is back in action on screen and stage, with Michelle Dockery, Dan Stevens and Joanne Froggatt leading several high-profile projects coming out this fall.

2017 Fall Preview: Et's Complete Coverage

Even though the period drama ended in 2015, this year can definitely be dubbed “2017: Life After Abbey.” And to think, all we care about is a Downton Abbey movie!

Check out what’s coming up (and highlights of a few things you may have missed):

Michelle Dockery

Good Behavior (TNT)

Premieres 10/15

Godless (Netflix)

Premieres 11/22

Photo: PBS / Getty Images / TNT / Netflix

Dockery, aka Lady Mary, was one of the first cast members out of the gates with a decidedly un-Downton-like character, playing con artist and recovering drug addict Letty Raines on TNT’s Good Behavior. “I was very fortunate when it came along,” Dockery told Et. “I wasn’t
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Joanne Froggatt Has No Memory of Her Date With Ioan Gruffudd in ‘Liar’ Preview (Exclusive Video)

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Joanne Froggatt Has No Memory of Her Date With Ioan Gruffudd in ‘Liar’ Preview (Exclusive Video)
Joanne Froggatt can’t remember the details of a date gone wrong in a new exclusive clip from the upcoming SundanceTV drama “Liar.” In the clip, a troubled Froggatt (“Downton Abbey”), who plays Laura Nielson on the six-part limited series, visits a friend to tell her that she can’t remember what happened after inviting her date home the previous night. “I don’t know what I did,” she says, on the verge of tears. Froggatt’s character on the show is a bright and dedicated teacher, who agrees to a seemingly innocent date with Andrew Earlham (Ioan Gruffudd, “Titanic”), a renowned surgeon whose son.
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