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Froggatt, Gruffudd relish role departures in SundanceTV's "Liar"
Ioan Gruffudd, left, and Joanne Froggatt participate in the "Liar" panel during the AMC and Sundance TV Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
  • BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP)
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Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd say they relish playing against type in their new TV series, "Liar."

The contemporary psychological thriller debuts on SundanceTV on Sept. 27.

The miniseries follows Froggatt as Laura and Gruffudd's Andrew, who go on a first date that leads to violent accusations. The six-part drama looks at both sides of the story before revealing the truth of what happened.

Froggatt told a TV critics' meeting Saturday that said she loved playing the kind-hearted Anna in "Downton Abbey," but said "it's nice to play the baddie sometimes, too."

Gruffudd said the role is "an incredible opportunity" because he's been itching to play a character like Andrew for years.