Michael Ealy to Lead ABC’s ‘Secrets & Lies’ in Season 2

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Michael Ealy in FOX's 'Almost Human'

Michael Ealy in FOX’s ‘Almost Human’

Hot off of scaring the shit out of us on FOX’s The Following, Michael Ealy has been tapped as Secrets & Lies‘ new leading man.

The Perfect Guy star will appear in the second season of ABC’s anthology crime drama series opposite Juliette Lewis. As Detective Andrea Cornell, she is the only returning cast member from Season 1, which starred Ryan Philippe.

Her new case will involve Eric Warner (Ealy) and the investigation into his wife’s murder.

Smart, well-educated and hard working, Warner is at the top of his game — he’s the heir apparent to his family’s private equity firm in Charlotte, NC, newly married to “the one” and walking on air. Eric is attending a party to honor dad passing over the reins when suddenly tragedy strikes — his wife Kate is murdered, and life, as he knows it, is over.

Ealy has signed a one-year deal as the Secrets & Lies cases are self-contained.

Based on an Australian series created by Stephen M. Irwin, Secrets & Lies was developed for ABC Studios by Barbie Kligman, who serves as executive producer with Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment, Hoodlum Entertainment’s Tracey Robertson and Nathan Mayfield, and Timothy Busfield.

Season 2 should premiere sometime in March 2016 and you can watch Season 1 via On Demand and Amazon Instant Video.

[via deadline.com]