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Sundance TV Announces New Six-Part Series “Liar” Starring Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd

Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd

“Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit to either.”  (Aesop)

By Valerie Milano

Hollywood, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/7/17 – Acclaimed actors Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd star in a compelling emotional six-part thriller from Two Brothers Pictures.  “Liar” started shooting in November 2016 and is being produced in conjunction with ITV in the UK.

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 student at Laura’s school.

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.

An initial attraction leads to a date, but neither fully realizes 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.

“Liar” explores the devastating cost of deceit on both the couple and their friends and family as secrets and lies are laid bare.  Are there really two sides to every story? 

ITV’s new Head of Drama, Polly Hill, oversaw production on behalf of the broadcaster.  “[“Liar” is] a gripping thriller that doesn’t shy away from exploring a powerful subject.  I’m thrilled we’ve commissioned it for ITV and secured such a terrific cast,” said Hill.

Two Brothers Pictures’ LIAR has tapped Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd to star in six-part thriller set to bow on Sundance TV and ITV in the UK.

In these days of widespread global concerns about truth, lies, and cybersecurity, “Liar” should find a receptive audience.  The handsome Ioan Gruffudd is still fondly remembered by this reviewer, her husband, and many adoring high school students from his star turn as the title character in Andrew Grieve’s award-winning eight-part “Horatio Hornblower” television series based upon three of the ten classic Hornblower novels by C. S. Forester.  They look forward to seeing Gruffudd try his hand at a more contemporary role in “Liar”!

About SundanceTV

Since its launch in 1996, SundanceTV has remained true to founder Robert Redford’s mission to celebrate creativity and distinctive storytelling through unique voices and narratives found in the best independent films.

From delivering critically acclaimed Emmy®, Golden Globe® and Peabody Award-winning television featuring some of the world’s most talented creators and performers, to showcasing some of the most compelling and iconic films across genres and generations, SundanceTV is a smart and thought-provoking entertainment destination.

SundanceTV is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.; its sister networks include AMC, IFC, BBC America and WE tv.  SundanceTV is available across all platforms, including on-air, online at www.sundance.tv, on demand and mobile.

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