Secrets and Lies

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The explosive power of people’s secrets and lies will once again take center stage in season two of ABC’s hit drama, “Secrets and Lies,” focusing on a brand new case and a new suspect.

Eric Warner (Michael Ealy) is at the top of his game. Smart, well-educated and hard working — he is the heir apparent to his family private equity firm in Charlotte, NC. Newly married to “the one” and walking on air, Eric is attending a party to honor his dad passing over the reins to him, when suddenly tragedy strikes. Eric’s smart and beautiful wife, Kate Warner (Jordana Brewster), is found dead, and life, as he knows it, is over. Overseeing the case is the unflappable and formidable Detective Andrea Cornell (Juliette Lewis). She immediately puts the grieving husband in her crosshairs, but as always, secrets seep out about this seemingly perfect family and turn their world upside down. As Eric battles to prove his innocence and save the family’s company, he discovers that his beloved Kate and the rest of his family are not who they appeared to be, on ABC’s intriguing, suspenseful drama “Secrets and Lies.”

Detective Cornell also has cast a wide net over the whole Warner family. There’s Eric’s charming and lovable finance-magnate father, John Warner (Terry O’Quinn). The father of three children, he built his private equity firm on a model of honesty and morality, but Kate’s death puts his succession plans on hold, and he may find that his stunning business achievement is really a house of cards.

Amanda Warner Young (Mekia Cox), Eric’s sister, married to a prominent Charlotte surgeon, is working as a criminal attorney for the Public Defender’s office. She is well versed in what happens when Detective Cornell targets someone and is fiercely protective of Eric.

Patrick Warner (Charlie Barnett) is the youngest child in the family, working side-by-side with his father and brother as an analyst in the company. He is a lovable loser – and a functioning alcoholic – who has had to live in Eric’s shadow all of his life.

Danny (Kenny Johnson) is not a part of the Warner family, but he is complicating Eric’s already complex life. Burdened with his own secrets and lies, Danny, who is also a possible suspect in Kate’s death, is on a mission, and he will stop at nothing until it is complete.

The Warner family members aren’t the only ones hiding secrets. Detective Cornell must deal with her own dark revelations.

Who ultimately killed Kate? And what will people do to keep their most intimate, devastating indiscretions from ruining their lives? How well do you know your spouse? Father? Sister? Brother? The emotional rollercoaster ride is about to begin for Eric Warner. Did he or didn’t he kill Kate?

This season’s cast includes Juliette Lewis (“August Osage County,” “Jem and The Holograms”) as Detective Andrea Cornell, Michael Ealy (“The Perfect Guy,” “The Following”) as Eric Warner, Terry O’Quinn (“Lost,” “Hawaii Five-O”) as John Warner, Mekia Cox (“Crazy Stupid Love”) as Amanda Warner, Charlie Barnett (“Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.”) as Patrick Warner, Kenny Johnson (“The Shield,” “Sons of Anarchy”) as Danny and Jordana Brewster (“Furious 7”) as Kate Warner.

Barbie Kligman (“Private Practice”) developed the mystery thriller, which is based on the original Australian series “Secrets & Lies,” created by Stephen Irwin.
Executive producers are Kligman for Avenue K Productions, Aaron Kaplan (“Chasing Life,” “The Neighbors,” “Mysteries of Laura”) for Kapital Entertainment, Tracey Robertson and Nathan Mayfield for Hoodlum Entertainment. “Secrets and Lies” is produced by ABC Studios.

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