Will there be a season 3 of ITV's Innocent?

ITV's Innocent season two introduced us to a completely new storyline and characters.

The four-part drama starring Coronation Street actress Katherine Kelly concludes tonight – Thursday, May 20, 2021. But will there be a third series?

Will there be a season three of Innocent? 

Innocent season two has been broadcast over four consecutive nights beginning on Monday, May 17, at 9pm on ITV.

The mystery series follows former English teacher Sally Wright, who has spent the past five years in prison for a murder she didn't commit.

Sally's student Matty is found dead after being stabbed with a cider bottle.

Suspicion falls on Sally who had admitted to taking special interest in the troubled boy. 

In spite of having no criminal record and no history of violence, Sally was convicted by a majority verdict and sentenced to a minimum of 15 years in jail. 

After fresh evidence emerges that places her away from the scene of the crime she is exonerated and is now hell-bent on reclaiming her life and helping the police find Matty's killer.

There are currently no plans in the works for season three as of yet.

Season one aired in May 2018 with the next series not announced until September, so it may be a few months before ITV announces another run of hte hit show.

What has happened in season two so far? 

Warning: contains spoilers from episodes one to three of season two

Matthew Taylor, a 16-year-old school boy was brutally murdered in the quiet Lake District. 

Sally Wright spends five years in jail for the murder but after fresh evidence emerges is found not guilty and released from prison.

Wright returns to her home town and is determined to get her life back on track and find out who really killed her student.

While Sally is innocent of murder there is speculation that she had a sexual relationship with her pupil before he was killed.

This makes her then-husband Sam, played by Jamie Bamber, a suspect.

Fans also suspect Sam's fiancé Karen (Priyanga Burford) could be the killer as she had been obsessed with Sam  while he was married to Sally.

Theories point towards Karen killing the boy and pointing the finger at Sally to get her out of the way in order to get to Sam.

Others suggest Karen's daughter Bethany, played by Amy-Leigh Hickman, may be the culprit because Matty had been bullying her in the run-up to his murder.

Anna Stamp (Ellie Rawnsley) is also in the mix as a suspect.

Anna was an ex-girlfriend of Matty's who had become obsessed with him and was so jealous that she thought Sally was sleeping with Matty that she started a rumour about seeing them kiss, which was later proved to be untrue.

Viewers have also pointed the finger at Matty’s parents have already hinted that they have something to hide because they lied to the police during the first murder investigation.

It was revealed that John Taylor (Andrew Tiernan) isn’t Matty’s biological father.

Maria Taylor (Lucy Black) claimed she has no idea who her son’s real dad is, but his identity is revealed in episode three as Gary Walker, played by Jason Done.

It's proved he has an alibi for the murder of his new-found son.

The series will finish tonight – Thursday, May 20, 2021 – at 9pm on ITV.

What happened in season one?

Innocent season one first aired in 2018 and starred Lee Ingleby, Hermione Norris and Dan Ryan.

The story centred on David Collins, who was wrongly accused of killing his wife Tara.

At the start of the series, David was released from prison on a legal technicality after spending seven years behind bars and was determined to find out who was really responsible for his wife's death.

The finger of suspicion fell on a number of people including David's best friend Tom, who was having an affair with Tara.

But, in a shocking twist, the killer was revealed to be David's brother Phil who bludgeoned Tara with a hammer after she rejected his advances.

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