Secrets & Lies Season 2
Juliette Lewis as Detective Andrea Cornell in Secrets and Lies ABC

ABC's Secrets and Lies is keen on making detective Andrea Cornell's job more difficult, as the series is adding more murder suspects to ensure her investigations turn intense.

The Shield alum Kenny Johnson has joined the show as a series-regular and will play the character of Danny, who comes to Charlotte to complicate Eric Warner's life.

TVLine has reported that "Danny will have some secret goals and will show up in suspicious scenes during the series".

Also joining the cast is AnnaLynne McCord, who will play the character of the outspoken housewife Melanie Warner. She is married to Patrick, the third child of private equity magnate, John Warner, Deadline reported.

Melanie's dream ride into the wealthy family was short-lived as the Warners do not accepted her into the clan.

The plot of the anthology crime drama follows the life of Eric, a well-educated and hard working young man and heir apparent to his family's private equity firm in Charlotte.

He is recently married to Kate and is attending a function to honour his father's move of passing over the reins to him, when tragedy strikes and his almost perfect life is ruined after his wife Kate is murdered.

In order to solve the complicated case, Eric hires detective Andrea Cornell who is credited with solving the Tom Murphy murder mystery in season 1.

Three people are already being suspected of Kate's murder including McCord, Johnson and Mekia Cox. Cox will play the role of Amanda Warner, Eric's sister.

Secrets And Lies season 2 will air on Wednesdays after Nashville's mid-season break in the fall of 2015-16.