You have to hand it to ITV’s Innocent. The series has bravely eschewed the normal path of television dramas by coming up with an entirely new cast, plot and set of characters for the second series of the show.
Indeed, the only thing that connects the two series is the central conceit, which asks the audience to decide whether the central character in the drama is innocent or guilty.
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The spotlight falls on Katherine Kelly in the new series. The actress plays Sally, an English teacher who becomes embroiled in a scandal and is subsequently accused of murder.
Did she murder her young lover or is something more complicated going on? You’ll have to tune in to ITV in April to find out.
Here’s everything you need to know about the series:
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What is season 2 of the show about?
When a 16 year old schoolboy is brutally stabbed with a broken cider bottle, suspicion centres on his teacher Sally Wright, who had been having an affair with the lad.
Wright is quickly charged with murder and subsequently convicted; however, evidence soon emerges that brings her conviction into doubt.
“Innocent II is a thriller which keeps you guessing to the very end. Chris and Matt’s brilliant scripts are compelling and the characters incredibly relatable. We’re thrilled to be working again with TXTV and Chris Lang on a second instalment of Innocent” says ITV’s Drama Commissioner Huw Kennair Jones about the show.
Who is in the cast of Innocent Season 2?
Katherine Kelly (Criminal) plays Sally Wright. Seriously compromised by her relationship with the deceased, Wright looks set for a lengthy stay inside until new evidence emerges.
“I’m thrilled to be working on this complex and thrilling drama by Matt Arlidge and Chris Lang” says Kelly about her role in the drama. “I look forward to bringing the mix of Sally’s fragility and quiet strength to life”.
Jamie Bamber (Marcella) takes the role of Kelly’s husband Sam. The pair had enjoyed relatively stable relationship prior to the scandal which makes the revelation about Wright’s relationship with schoolboy Taylor even harder to take for Sam.
Joining Kelly and Bamber in the cast are Shaun Dooley (The Stranger), Priyanga Burford (Press), Amy-Leigh Hickman (Our Girl), Lucy Black (Gentleman Jack), Michael Yare (Game of Thrones), Andrew Tiernan (Marcella), Nadia Albina (Years and Years) and Poppy Miller (Line of Duty).
Who is behind the camera on Innocent Season 2?
Season 2 of Innocent has been written by the same team who wrote the first series of the drama, Chris Lang, and Matt Arlidge.
“Delighted to tell you that #Innocent is returning. New characters, new story, should shoot early next year. And now if you’ll excuse me, @mjarlidge and I need to get writing! #Innocent2,” Lang said in a tweet in 2019.
Where was the drama filmed?
Principal photography on season 2 of Innocent was conducted in and around Ireland and in the Lake District.
Is there a trailer for Innocent Season 2?
Not yet, but watch this space!
When can we see season 2 of Innocent in the small screen?
ITV have yet to confirm when the new series will premiere on the channel, however, it is expected to be sometime in April 2021.
More information about Innocent Season 2 can be found here.
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