Ordinary Lies to return to BBC One for a second series with a new workforce

Published Tuesday, Dec 22 2015, 11:59 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Ordinary Lies has been commissioned for a second series, it has been confirmed.

The BBC One drama, which starred Michelle Keegan, Max Beesley, Jo Joyner and Jason Manford in its first series, is making a return - but this time with a new cast.

Ordinary Lies, Tue 17 Mar


The second series will explore the lives and loves of a new workforce and will go into production next year. The new six hour-long episodes will be set in the headquarters of a large, national sports goods company with an array of new, compelling and clandestine characters.

The first series of Ordinary Lies was set in a car showroom, and each episode focused on one of the colleagues and friends at JS Motors and how everyday little white lies can soon spin out of control with serious consequences.

Ordinary Lies, created by award-winning writer Danny Brocklehurst, was a ratings hit in its first series.

Danny said: "The audience response to the first series of Ordinary Lies was truly overwhelming so I'm delighted that we can bring it back for a second series. We were incredibly lucky with a stellar cast for series one – all of whom gave gripping performances which not only translated into great ratings but also critical acclaim.

Ordinary Lies series one finale on BBC One - 21 April 2015/

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Ordinary Lies was a ratings hit.

"The second series will explore the clandestine lives of a new group of colleagues whose 9 to 5 personas belie a much darker personal life."

Executive Producer, Nicola Shindler, added: "I am thrilled that the BBC has commissioned a second series of Ordinary Lies following the great ratings and performances from the hugely talented ensemble cast. To maintain the drama, suspense and intrigue for viewers, the second series will introduce a new array of characters each harbouring their own secret."

In April, Danny said he was hopeful for a second series, telling Radio Times: "There'd better be a second series! From the figures I've seen, I think we deserve one, and the reaction from the public's been amazing."

Anyone else excited by this news? We certainly are!

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