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Byline: with Nicola Methven & Mark Jefferies

THE second series of Liar will be a classic whodunit, following the murder of serial rapist Andrew Earlham at the end of last night's gripping finale.

Writers Harry and Jack Williams are working on the sequel, with filming set to start in January 2019.

And while TV's biggest villain is now very much dead, actor Ioan Gruffudd will star again - because much of the next run will be told in flashback, with the focus on who murdered Earlham.

Harry says: "There are certainly a few suspects and we hope to explore that further. Andrew was missing for several weeks and then we saw his dead body. The question is: what happened in those missing weeks that led to Andrew's demise?"

Jack adds: "We're delighted there will be a second series. We don't want to do it cynically - it will be a new set of lies and perceptions. We want to give ourselves time. I hope people feel happy to wait."

The pair also hope viewers are satisfied with last night's final scenes, with Earlham dead after Laura discovered proof of his crimes.

Jack says: "We hope people feel we told the story we set out to tell - of who was lying about Laura's rape.

"We've raised several more questions with this ending but for those who feel it's a cruel cliffhanger that asks too many questions, fear not, as now it's coming back." ITV's head of drama Polly Hill confirms: "Liar has gripped the nation and we're delighted both Joanne Froggatt and Ioan will return to play Laura and Andrew."

Actor Gruffudd may be a tad surprised, as last week he said that another run was unlikely, adding: "I'd worry how you create tension when you know he committed these crimes."

Like BBC One's Doctor Foster, the ITV drama attracted final ratings of eight million. But surgeon Earlham beats the doc's husband for the title of worst 2017 TV villain hands down.

While slimeball Simon Foster (Bertie Carvel) was guilty of cheating on his wife Gemma (Suranne Jones), evil Earlham's reign of terror - in which he used the drug GHB to rape and film his victims - had clearly been going on for years.


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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Oct 17, 2017
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