BBC One is yet to renew Ordinary Lies for series 3

The release date for Ordinary Lies series 3 — Pending

This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Ordinary Lies Series 3 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. BBC One is yet to make a decision on its future. Subscribe to our automatic updates below.

Series` plot and cast

Ordinary Lies is a top-rated BBC One anthology drama series created and written by Danny Brocklehurst that premiered in 2015. The current six-part second series debuted on October 18, 2016. The show hails from Red Production Company and is executive produced by Nicola Schindler.

The series features seemingly ordinary groups of friends and colleagues, all of whom have dark secrets of various kinds. Series one was set in a car showroom, and the current second chapter takes place at a sports goods warehouse. When each character`s background is disclosed, many unpleasant things are revealed, with the consequences sometimes catching up. From domestic abuse to self-confidence issues, infidelity, toxic relationships and even becoming a superhero at night, the issues are relatable and the stories are convincing and evoke empathy. The current season stars Matt Di Angelo, Kimberley Nixon, Rebekah Staton, Angela Griffin, Joel Fry. Con O`Neill and Luke Bailey.

Viewer reception and renewal prospects

The first series was well-received, and managed to maintain an above six million average. Series two lost some of the preceding chapter`s impressive viewership, opening to an audience of 5.71 million viewers and declining further to 4.83 million in week two. The stories are complex, and viewers obviously find them compelling enough to follow closely. The cast is praised, as is the solid writing and the inventive format, and it seems that BBC One will not be likely to pass up a shot at another successful series of Ordinary Lies in the future. Please stay tuned for relevant news, and enjoy the show!

Series 2 recap

The second series of BBC One`s hit drama Ordinary Lies has come to an end on November 22, 2016. Jenna Moss, the warehouse boss, and her personal tragedy is at the center of the flashback narrative in the series 2 finale. When Jenna`s ex-con sister Lizzie reappears after her release from prison, Jenna makes a bad choice and is drawn into a series of unfortunate events that land her in prison herself. As far as the ratings go, the first series` viewership never went under the six million mark, while the second installment has lost some of the ratings momentum and maintained an average of over 4 million viewers per episode, which is still a solid number that will probably warrant a renewal. The series finale did however, throw a bit of a pessimistic shadow over the show`s future, as it drew an audience of merely 3.81 million viewers, which is not only a series 2 low, but the lowest the program has ever seen. No announcements have yet been made regarding the future of Ordinary Lies, so please stay tuned for more news on the fate of this heartbreaking and compelling story.

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