It’s time to start getting excited… The wait for series 2 of Ordinary Lies is almost over, and you can get your first look at the cast right now!
The new series stars Angela Griffin (Inspector Lewis, Waterloo Road), Rebekah Staton (Raised By Wolves, Pulling), Matt Di Angelo (Hustle, EastEnders), Kimberley Nixon (Fresh Meat, Hebburn), Con O’Neill (Happy Valley, Cucumber) and Joel Fry (Game Of Thrones, Plebs). Welsh comedian and TV presenter Griff Rhys Jones is also set to star in the original drama, heading up an impressive ensemble cast which includes Jill Halfpenny (In The Club), Elen Rhys (Silent Witness), Gareth Pierce (Stella), Luke Bailey (Casualty) and former Hear’Say singer Noel Sullivan.
Based at the call centre and warehouse of a sports sales company in Wales, the six-part drama will introduce viewers to a fresh array of compelling and clandestine characters, with each episode delving into one of their tangled web of torrid secrets and lies.
The first episode of the new series sees affable Head of Sales, Joe Brierley (O’Neill), go to drastic measures to watch over his family when he suspects his wife of having an affair. Installing hidden cameras in his home in an act of desperation, will he soon realise that ignorance is bliss?
His suspicious actions don’t bypass the all-seeing eye of General Manager and disciplinarian, Jenna Moss (Griffin). Highly organised and effortlessly stylish, Jenna takes everything in her stride, much to the awe of her lonely and dissatisfied PA, Holly Pryce (Nixon), whose insecurities make her constantly feel that others lives are more exciting than her own. However, little does Holly know that under Jenna’s composed exterior, a dark past is lurking.
Meanwhile, down in the warehouse, despite having a tough exterior and sharp tongue, gregarious Forklift Driver Wendy Walker (Staton) proves she will go to any lengths to protect those she loves, whilst prankster Warehouse Manager Toke (Fry) has an alter-ego that puts his generous nature to the test and one half of office couple, Warehouse Picker Fletch (Di Angelo) finds his happy marriage threatened when he is reunited with his estranged father.
Ordinary Lies is set to return to BBC One this autumn.