Innocent series 2: when is drama on ITV, who stars in the cast with Katherine Kelly, and how to watch season 1

Series two returns as a new standalone season

Innocent is returning for a second season with a new murder mystery.

Katherine Kelly takes the lead role in ITV’s psychological thriller, starring as an English teacher embroiled in scandal.

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Series two will be a standalone season, featuring new characters and a new story, instead of following on from season one.

Season two will focus on schoolteacher Sally Wright (ITV)

Series one told the compelling story of David Collins (Lee Ingleby) who was living a nightmare.

Here’s all you need to know about the latest season of Innocent.

When is Innocent season two released?

Season two will air on ITV on Monday 17 May at 9pm.

Season two is based on the same set-up as series one, but will feature a brand new story and characters (ITV)

Filming for the show took place in September 2020, after the show was recommissioned in May 2019.

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What is the plot of Innocent season two?

Season two will focus on schoolteacher Sally Wright (Katherine Kelly) who has allegedly been having an affair with her 16-year old pupil, Matty Taylor

When the boy is brutally stabbed with a broken cider bottle, suspicion lands on Kelly and she is convicted of murder. Evidence then emerges that restores her freedom, but her reputation still remains tarnished.

Season two is based on the same set-up as series one, but will feature a brand new story and characters. The show follows the same format of a character released from a lengthy prison sentence, following them dealing with the challenges of rebuilding their life.

ITV Drama Commissioner Huw Kennair Jones says, “Innocent II is a thriller that 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.”

Who’s in the cast of Innocent season two?

Katherine Kelly stars as Sally, while Jamie Bamber plays her on-screen husband, Sam, with whom Sally had a stable marriage before the scandal.

Speaking about the role, Kelly said: “I’m thrilled to be working on this complex and thrilling drama by Matt Arlidge and Chris Lang. I look forward to bringing the mix of Sally’s fragility and quiet strength to life.”

Priyanga Burford (Press), Shaun Dooley (The Stranger), Amy-Leigh Hickman (Our Girl), Lucy Black (Gentleman Jack), Michael Yare (Game of Thrones), Andrew Tiernan (Marcella), Nadia Albina (Years and Years), Poppy Miller (Line of Duty), Janine Wood (Silent Witness), Laura Rollins (Doctors) and Michael Stevenson (Casualty) will also appear in season two.

Where was Innocent season two filmed?

Innocent season two was filmed in the Lake District.