After the Secrets and Lies finale, fans of the show were eager to know — will there be a season two? Well, the show’s star Ryan Phillippe took to Twitter to reveal the answer: there won’t be for him.
Did Ben die? Will he be gone forever? These are questions that fans of Secrets and Lies aren’t getting the answers to anytime soon. Ryan Phillippe, who took on the role as Ben Crawford, just revealed that his story officially ended with season one on May 3. HollywoodLife.com got some scoop on what that means should the show get renewed — and the one character that will return.
‘Secrets And Lies’: Ryan Phillippe Not Returning, If Show Gets Season 2
During the finale, Ryan took to Twitter to answer some fan questions, and revealed that the show was originally a “mini series in Australia” and was only “intended for 1 season.” When a fan asked if the show would get a season two, his answer was crystal clear: “Ask abc. My story ends tonight.” Of course, more fans were asking — “When this show is renewed will you be a part of it if asked?” He said, “Not possible for this series.”
“What he meant was this storyline was only meant for one season,” a source close to the show tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively, adding that the decision whether or not the show will go on will be announced next week at the network’s Upfront. “If it does, it will come back with a new storyline and Juliette Lewis as Detective Cornell will be the only returning cast member.”
So, Ben Died?
Of course, many fans assume that this means that Ben is dead. After the crazy season finale revealed that his daughter actually killed Tom, he took the fall and landed himself in prison. However, the online post-show, Cornell Confidential showed us what happened 14 months later.
It was his oldest daughter Natalie’s 18th birthday, and in comes Cornell, prancing into the local diner. She sits down with Natalie and Dave, and informs her that she knows her dad is innocent — and Natalie agrees to come forward and testify. However, the big surprise was the way they were referring to Ben: as past tense. They implied that he had been killed in prison.
So is he dead? Well, we’ll never know. All we do know is that Ben’s storyline is gone and we need Ryan to sign on to something new so we can see him again real soon!
— Emily Longeretta