Remember him? (Credits: Steffan Hill/ITV)
Innocent returns tonight with another series focused on an entirely new story with different characters.
The first season aired across four consecutive nights on ITV in 2018 and the new run with follow suit as the episodes centre around the death of 16-year-old student Matty Taylor and the fallout after he gets brutally murdered after an affair with teacher Sally Wright.
The new series stars former Coronation Street star Katherine Kelly – who played Becky McDonald on the cobbles from 2006 to 2012 – as teacher Sally.
She’ll be joined by Law & Order: UK actor Jamie Bamber as Sam, Doctors actress Laura Rollins as Paine and The Thick of It’s Priyanga Burford as Karen.
The cast is also rounded off by the likes of Shaun Dooley (Braithwaite), Amy-Leigh Hickman (Bethany), Lucy Black (Maria Taylor), Ellie Rawnsley (Anna) and Michael Stevenson (Brown).
Although we’re about to get to know all the new characters, here’s what happened on the first series.
What happened on season 1 of Innocent?
The first series focused on David Collins (Lee Ingleby), who has spent the last seven years in jail for the murder of his wife, Tara.
The series began with him being acquitted of the crime on a technicality – leaving Tara’s sister Alice (Hermione Norris), who has been taking care of his children and living off his ‘estate’ – fuming.
Out of prison, he was desperate to get his kids back and prove his innocence – putting suspicion on everyone around him.
Other characters playing major roles included Tara’s sister Alice Moffatt (Hermione Norris), David’s own brother Phil Collins (Daniel Ryan) and his former best friend Tom Wilson (Elliot Cowan).
The ending was a massive shock for viewers as Phil ended up being revealed as the killer.
He’d given David money and a place to live as soon as he was released from prison, but it turned out to be the result of a guilty conscience.
Phil murdered Tara after she turned him down, and the series ended with him being arrested as David chose to raise his kids alongside their aunt and uncle after they cared for them while he was in jail.
Innocent airs this week on ITV at 9pm Monday to Thursday.
Credit: Original article published here.