“Secret & Lies” is an upcoming drama mystery series from ABC. It will premiere during the midseason as part of the network’s 2014-2015 fall schedule. The cast members include Ryan Phillippe (“The Bang Bang Club,” “Cruel Intentions”), Juliette Lewis (“Cape Fear”), KaDee Strickland (“Private Practice”), Natalie Martinez (“Under the Dome”), Clifton Collins Jr. (“Transcendence”), Indiana Evans (“Blue Lagoon: The Awakening”), Stephen Brand (“Magic City”), Kate Ashfield (“Shaun of the Dead”) and Belle Shouse. Read on to find more about “Secret & Lies” including a first look at the latest teaser trailer from ABC’s newest series.
The upcoming 10-episode commitment series is the remake of the Australian television series of the same name created by Stephen M. Irwin. The ABC series is developed by Barbie Kligman. It is executively produced by Kligman, Aaron Kaplan, Tracey Robertson and Nathan Mayfield.
According to Deadline, the U.S. remake is pitched by Kaplan with director Charles McDougal. It is the fifth and latest addition to McDougal’s list of successful concepts that made into TV series including “The Good Wife,” “The Chicago Code,” “The Mindy Project” and “Resurrection.”
The series will be joining other ABC series for its fall TV schedule: “How to Get Away With Murder,” “Blackish,” “American Crime,” “Galavant,” “The Whispers,” “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” “Forever,” “Selfie” and “Manhattan Love Story.”
“Secrets & Lies” centers on family man Ben Garner (Ryan Phillippe). It follows the events after he found the body of a neighbor’s young son in the woods. His supposed good deed turns their lives upside-down as he is blamed for the mysterious death of Tom, the four-year-old son of Jess Mullen (Natalie Martinez). Now he is determined to clear his name. However, his reputation, the future of his family and his own sanity are now at stake.
His wife, Christy (KaDee Strickland), will have conflicting feelings about the allegations along with their “sexy-for-her-own-good” daughter, Natalie (Indiana Evans). Ben will be judged by his neighbors that include Kevin Williams (Charles Dutton) and couples Joseph (Steven Brand) and Vanessa Turner (Kate Ashfield).
On Ben’s side, he is joined by Dave Carlyle (Clifton Collins Jr.), his long-time friend and current tenant at his pool house. Detective Andrea Cornell (Juliette Lewis), on the other hand, is deadset and determined to find about the secret and lies amongst the residents of Chelsea Bay. She is tapped to lead the investigation. It is due to her “hard to read and intentionally odd with a disconcerting calm” personality.
And that’s it for the “Secrets & Lies” preview. Don’t forget to check out the latest teaser trailer below. It premieres on 2014-2015 fall TV season on ABC. Check out Movie News Guide (MNG) for more news and updates about “Secret & Lies” including recaps and spoilers, as well as celebrity and movie news.
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