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

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 ]