Scoop: Ryan Phillippe to Star in ABC Mystery Series Secrets & Lies

Ryan Phillippe Secrets & LiesI know what Ryan Phillippe is doing this summer.

The Damages thesp has signed on to star in Secrets & Lies, an ABC drama series about a family man who finds the body of a young boy and quickly becomes the prime murder suspect. He has no choice but to try to find the real killer as his marriage, his kids, his reputation, and his sanity are all at stake. The project, based on the Australian mystery series, was recently handed a 10-episode order by ABC. Production is slated to get underway later this spring/early summer.

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Barbie Kligman (Private Practice) is penning the script and will serve as an EP. Desperate Housewives‘ Charles McDougall is on board to direct.

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  1. sophie says:

    I don’t know about the plot but he will definitely bring sexy back to my tv!

  2. David4 says:

    He was great on Damages and is always nice to look at.

  3. Ally Oop says:

    Maybe I’ll have to watch this now.

  4. b says:

    I’d watch him in anything, anytime! : ) He is fine

  5. b says:

    Sebastian Valmount

  6. Kaycee says:

    Aww was hoping he’d star in the Dangerous Liaisons pilot. But either way, good casting!

  7. b says:

    I’d prefer him get the exposure of a regular season network or highly-rated cable show, but I am very happy to have that face, voice and body back on my TV!

  8. spignejr says:

    Stoked. Sounds like a fun show too. I love series with good plots that arc over a season. I am starting to think the british have it right with the limited series runs of their shows. Makes for tighter storytelling.

  9. DavidSask says:

    Is the show a limited series?