Innocent: ITV releases trailer for second series

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Innocent is back next week on ITV with a new story to tell as well as a new cast to tell it. So who will be starring in season two of the upcoming drama? Here’s everything you need to know about the cast.

Who is in the cast of Innocent season 2? 

Sally Wright – Katherine Kelly 

Sally Wright is a married schoolteacher whose life is turned upside down when she is accused of the murder of a student she was supposedly having an affair with.

Evidence is revealed to prove her innocence but it is too late as her reputation is in tatters – can Sally get back to her old life or is it gone forever?

Sally will be portrayed by actress Katherine Kelly who is well known for portraying Becky Granger in Coronation Street, an ex-wife of Steve McDonald’s (Simon Gregson).

Since leaving the ITV soap, Kelly has gone on to star in Mr Selfridge, Cheat, Liar and Criminal: UK.

DCI Mike Braithwaite – Shaun Dooley 

Investigating the unsolved murder of student Matty Taylor is DCI Mike Braithwaite.

He is played by actor Shaun Dooley who is a recognisable face of British television.

Dooley starred in the award-winning drama It’s A Sin as Clive Tozer as well as Netflix’s The Stranger as Doug Tripp.

Some of his other work includes Gentleman Jack, Jamestown, The Witcher, The Woman in Black and Official Secrets.

Sam Wright – Jamie Bamber 

Sam is Sally’s ex-husband who has moved on since Sally went to prison for a crime she didn’t commit.

He is now engaged to former family friend Karen but when his ex-wife is released, he feels guilt for not believing her in the first place.

Actor Jamie Bamber has taken on the role of Sam and is known for playing Apollo in Battlestar Galactica.

He has also been in Law and Order: UK and Strike Back as Colonel Alexander Coltrane.

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Karen – Priyanga Burford 

Actress Priyanga Burford plays Sam’s fiancé Karen who had a crush on him even when he was still married to Sally.

Upon her release from prison, Karen is worried Sam is going to rekindle his romance with his ex-wife.

Actress Burford stars in BBC’s finance drama Industry and was also in series Press as Amina Chaudhry.

Fans will soon be able to see her on the big screen as she will feature in the upcoming James Bond film No Time To Die.

Bethany – Amy-Leigh Hickman 

Bethany is the troubled daughter of Karen and is portrayed by actress Amy-Leigh Hickman.

She is best known for playing Nasreen Paracha in Ackley Bridge.

Hickman’s other credentials include EastEnders, Our Girl, The Dumping Ground and Tin Star.

Other cast members include:

Paine – Laura Rollins

John Taylor – Andrew Tiernan

Anna Stamp – Ellie Rawnsley

Innocent season 2 will start on Monday, May 17, at 9pm on ITV.

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