EXCLUSIVE: Tom Ellis (Lucifer) is joining season 2 of the Hulu Original series Tell Me Lies.
Ellis has been cast in the series regular role of Oliver, a professor at Baird College whose tough love attitude makes him an intimidating presence that isn’t appreciated by all students. He is married to Lucy’s professor Marianne (Gabriella Pession), but as one of the main characters begins seeking his approval, his influence will have chaotic repercussions.
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Most recently, it was announced that Ellis will star in and executive produce Second Wife with Emma Roberts, for Hulu and 20th TV, from showrunner Meaghan Oppenheimer. He will next be seen in a leading role in Players, a romantic comedy from Netflix co-starring Gina Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin) and Damon Wayans Jr (Happing Endings). He will follow that with Hulu’s limited adventure series Washington Black, based on Esi Edugyan’s novel of the same name, in the role of steam-punk inventor Christopher “Titch” Wilde.
Ellis, who is married to Tell Me Lies showrunner Oppenheimer, is repped by Hamilton Hodell, CAA, and Anonymous Content.
Tell Me Lies follows a tumultuous but intoxicating relationship as it unfolds over the course of 8 years and sweeps everyone around it into its dangerous wake. A group of college friends has no idea that one addictive entanglement among them has the power to pull them all into a web of betrayal, sex, and lies that will permanently alter each of their paths forever.
Oppenheimer serves as executive producer & showrunner. Emma Roberts, co-founder Karah Preiss and Matt Matruski executive produce under their Belletrist banner, and Laura Lewis and Stephanie Noonan executive produce for Rebelle Media. Shannon Gibson and Sam Schlaifer also serve as executive producers. Adapted from Carola Lovering’s novel of the same name, Lovering serves as a consulting producer.
The Hulu Original series is produced by 20th Television.
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