Griff Rhys Jones, Angela Griffin, Rebekah Staton, Matt Di Angelo, Kimberley Nixon, Con O’Neill and Joel Fry are set to star in the new series.
As filming begins of the second series of BBC One drama, Ordinary Lies, the beeb have announced some of the names joining the saga. Created by award-winning writer Danny Brocklehurst and produced by RED Production Company, the second series of Ordinary Lies will explore the lives, loves and lies of a brand new workforce.
Welsh comedian and TV presenter Griff Rhys Jones is also set to star in the original drama, heading up the ensemble cast which includes Jill Halfpenny, Elen Rhys, Gareth Pierce, Luke Bailey and former Hear’Say singer Noel Sullivan.
“I have loved creating a new web of intrigue, secrecy and mayhem for a range of new characters, which will be brought to life by a truly fantastic and talented cast. The new series promises more humour, heartache and shock revelations as very ordinary people find themselves in the most desperate of situations.” – Writer and executive producer, Danny Brocklehurst
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 webs 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; 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.
“The audience response to the first series of Ordinary Lies was truly overwhelming, so we’re delighted to be introducing a brand new set of characters and deceptions for viewers to sink their teeth into for series two.” – Executive producer Nicola Shindler
The series can be seen on BBC One later this year.