Angela Griffin & former Hear’Say singer begin filming Series 2
Casting has been confirmed for the second series of Danny Brocklehurst‘s BBC One drama Ordinary Lies, as filming begins.
Based at the call centre and warehouse of a sports sales company in Wales, the six-part series will star a brand new workforce played by, Angela Griffin (Inspector Lewis), Rebekah Staton (Raised By Wolves), Matt Di Angelo (EastEnders), Kimberley Nixon (Fresh Meat), Con O’Neill (Cucumber) and Joel Fry (Plebs).
Welsh comedian and TV presenter Griff Rhys Jones is also set to star alongside Jill Halfpenny (In The Club), Elen Rhys (Silent Witness), Gareth Pierce (Stella), Luke Bailey (Casualty) and former Hear’Say singer Noel Sullivan.
Award-winning writer and executive producer, Danny Brocklehurst (The Driver, Accused), says: “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.”
Produced by RED Production Company, 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.
Executive producer Nicola Shindler says: “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.”