Liar Exposed is a Singaporean-Malaysian-Australian-American anime-inspired teen-oriented television drama series based on the manga and video game the same name. It was broadcasted in ABC Me in 15 November 2021. The anime is a sequel to the teen drama. Like the teen drama, the series is a jukebox musical with 1 song per episode (2 songs in Season 3, 4, 5 and 6 and 3 songs in a few episodes of Series 5) with popular songs from the pop, rock and Broadway genre (mostly ballads). It is a direct sequel to Liar Exposed.

Premise

Series 1

A month after Kayla is officially expelled, a new school year dawns as Josh, Zoe and Hayden are able to move on with their lives. Kayla is now in New Zealand since the Australian school system won't enrol her to any school in Australia. However, a new liar is introduced to the school. Zoe's Year 8 friend, Mariela told her all about that liar. The liar's name is Edith and she pretended that she is Mariela's friend. Zoe doesn't like how it's going so she talked to her friends about the liar. While they were dealing with a liar, Zoe and Josh's mum collapsed and was rushed to the hospital. Unknown to them, she is suffering from Stage 4 cancer which scared the entire family. Also the fact that Josh, Hayden and Zoe are dealing with a liar.

Series 2

Soon, Mrs Besson died and her husband has to go on a business trip to Singapore. Without a legal guardian with the kids, Josh and Zoe's older sister, Addison, was forced to be the kids' legal guardian. But she didn't look after them, instead, she took advantage of them. Josh, Zoe and Hayden were hoping that their father (Hayden's uncle), would come back and get them. Only Addison's boyfriend, Ray, was able to look after them and take care of the kids. The kids tried to sneak away from home to go to school without Addison catching them. But eventually, Addison stopped them from going to school and banned Josh, Hayden and Zoe from doing so. So Kandace and Sofia had to sneak in some school books and give them to Ray so that he could give the books to the kids before departing to Singapore.

Series 3

Soon, Mr Besson is able get the kids to move to Singapore with him. However, Addison stayed in Perth, Western Australia because she isn't capable of looking after the kids and she was expelled from her university for suspicious behaviour. But the kids had a tough time dealing with the fact that they'll move to another country but at the same time, they don't want to stay in Perth under the wrath of their abusive sister. Josh, Hayden and Zoe had to say goodbye to their friends but they'll someday meet again soon. Zoe decided to break up with Sofia due to long-distance relationship but remained in good terms. Same for Hayden but with Kandace. The Bessons soon arrive in Singapore and are welcomed by the people there. They moved into a flat because even though Mr. Besson is rich, they agreed to live like normal people. The flat is actually big enough to fit the entire family. But even though they're happier in Singapore, they still haven't exposed Edith because of the fact they were stuck with Addison. Despite this, they were enrolled into an Australian international school even though it takes a few bus stops and several train stations to go there. But in that international school, they managed to reunite with their rival, Kayla. And they made 2 new friends, South African, Ashlynn and Hong Kong-Singaporean, Raphael. They all joined forces and try to expose Kayla who has been haunting Josh, Zoe and Hayden. Ashlynn later moved to an all-girls school leaving Josh, Hayden, Zoe and Raphael behind to deal with Kayla. Kayla pretended to change and she eventually continued her lies. The 4 boys and girl formed a new team consisting of themselves called, the Dream Team.

Series 4

During the summer break, the newly-formed Dream Team decided to launch a new Youtube channel. Consisting of covers and vlogs as well as gaming videos consisting of them playing mostly Minecraft. On Mondays, they post Minecraft videos, on Tuesdays and Saturdays they post song covers and on Thursdays they post vlogs and reaction videos. Their videos went viral and they even started an Instagram and Twitter account. But ever since their new-found fame, they were being stalked by Kayla. Everywhere they go, Kayla is there. So all they have to do is to prevent being spot by her and try to go around Singapore. But that doesn't stop her from stalking the Dream Team, online. Every time the Dream Team makes a new video, Kayla would have to make a video about them for no reason. Hayden decided to go back to Australia due to homesickness and has to stay with his grandparents. So Zoe, Raphael and Josh were left. Before 2 of Josh and Zoe's favourite Minecraft streamers, Toby (also known as Tubbo) and Tommy (also known as Tommyinnit) decided to join the team. But to prevent copyright issues, the kids renamed the Dream team into the SG Team to represent Singapore. Although Raphael is the only member of Singaporean descent.

Series 5

After their new-found fame, the kids went to Malaysia during their second month of summer break before going back to school on August. Mr. Besson assigned them to visit Kuala Lumpur with the help of his business team there. However, Kayla, who is currently studying in Malaysia, was caught stalking them. The Dream Team weren't surprised to find Kayla there because of her expulsion. Toby and Tommy didn't know who Kayla was before they realised that she was the liar mentioned in the Straits times. They had finally met each other in person after a long time. The SG Team decided to ignore her and focus on their cover videos as well as their vlogs and gaming videos. Tired of Kayla stalking them in Malaysia, the kids decided to postpone their Malaysia tour quickly and go back to Singapore halfway through the season. They reunited with Mr. Besson in the train station and they were exhausted so Mr. Besson decided to schedule their Malaysia tour until the school break so that the kids would focus on school.

Series 6

After heading back from Malaysia to Singapore, the SG Team went back to school. Only to find out that Kayla is back in school under a new identity. In the theatre club, the team confronted Kayla but Kayla wouldn't 'fall' for them just because Tommy and Toby are both famous. Toby said that he and his friend are more than just famous and that they're normal people who just wanted to do stuff other than gaming. Even though the SG Team does Minecraft streaming every Monday and uploads them that same day. Kayla had lied that she'll study in Malaysia and is in Singapore just to trick people. She revealed that she doesn't like Malaysia because of their bad traffic, low quality of life and the fact that there are Muslims. Neither of the members of the SG Team took that as an excuse and didn't like the fact that Kayla is racist as well. They recruited a new team member, Emma who eventually dated Raphael. Eventually, the teenage Youtubers finally exposed Kayla one last time before she goes to Hong Kong in exile.

Series 7

With Emma, now part of the team, the Youtubers would explore Singapore. From Singapore Zoo in Mandai district along with River Safari to. Along with many other places the SG team haven't been to. For a very long time, the SG Team finally found peace without anyone stalking them. Although the team, especially Josh, isn't used to this new-found peace. During this time, the team had lost their powers due to not feeling any strong emotion connected to Kayla stalking them. Even Zoe's powers had disappeared. At the end of the day, the team knew that they had each other.

Series 8

The SG Team are now heading to Mount Faber and then Sentosa. They were having a really good time before finishing off the series permanently. After their trip, Toby, Zoe, Emma and Raphael had a double date back in the mainland while Tommy and Josh went home first. Before the kids started school the next day, talking about their adventures during the past month.

Cast

  • Zoe Tria as Zoe Besson, a Filipino-Australian 15-year-old girl and her vocal range is mezzo-soprano
  • Troye Sivan as Josh Besson, an Australian teenage 17-year-old boy and his vocal range is baritone
  • Denis Coleman as Hayden Besson, a British-Australian 16-year-old boy and his vocal range is tenor
  • Bindi Irwin as Kayla Sanders, an Australian 17-year-old girl and her vocal range is mezzo-soprano
  • Addison Rae as Addison Besson, an Australian 19-year-old girl her vocal range is alto (singing voice provided by Dixie D'Amelio)
  • Gun as Kandace Chan, a British-Chinese-Australian 15-year-old girl and her vocal range is mezzo-soprano
  • Ariel Winter as Sofia Mendes, a Portuguese-Australian 13-year-old girl and her vocal range is treble
  • Alex McGregor as Ashlynn Grace, a South African 15-year-old girl and her vocal range is mezzo-soprano
  • Raphael Lau as Raphael Chen, a Hong Kong-Singaporean 16-year-old boy and his vocal range is baritone
  • Tubbo as Toby Smith, a British 17-year-old boy and his vocal range is tenor
  • Tommyinnit as Tommy Simons, a British 17-year-old boy and his vocal range is tenor
  • Cathy Ang as Emma , a Chinese-Singaporean 15-year-old girl and her vocal range is mezzo-soprano

Episodes

Series 1

No. overall No. in season Title Song Used
1 1 A New Liar Is Introduced Never Enough from The Greatest Showman
2 2 Introducing Edith I'm Here from Matilda the Musical
3 3 Edith is Kayla? Wonder by Shawn Mendes
4 4 Dealing With the Liar At Home Complicated by Avril Lavigne
5 5 Mum Collapsed Love Is Gone by SLANDER and Dylan Matthew
6 6 Mum Has Cancer A Little Bit Longer by Jonas Brothers
7 7 Going Back To School Grenade by Bruno Mars
8 8 Can't Cope With It Defying Gravity from Wicked
9 9 Her Last Days Keep Holding On by Avril Lavigne
10 10 The Memorial When You're Gone by Avril Lavigne

Series 2

No. overall No. in season Title Song Used
11 1 When Mum Is Gone Story of Another Us by 5 Seconds of Summer
12 2 Addison In Perth Heavy by Linkin Park and Kiiara
13 3 Heading Back To School Be Happy by Dixie D'Amelio
14 4 Tales of Perth, Western Australia Broken Home by 5 Seconds of Summer
15 5 Stuck At Home With Addison Demons by Imagine Dragons
16 6 Bringing Books Home Middle of the Night by The Vamps and Martin Jensen
17 7 No More Books Radioactive by Imagine Dragons
18 8 Dad Is Here Missing You by The Vamps
19 9 Going To Singapore Drivers License by Olivia Rodrigo
20 10 Our New Home Wherever You Are by 5 Seconds of Summer

Series 3

No. overalll No. in season Title Song(s) Used
21 1 First Day Taking Public Transport Before You Go by Lewis Capaldi and Story of My Life by One Direction
22 2 First Day of International School Because of You by Kelly Clarkson and Let Her Go by Passenger
23 3 The Audition Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day and 8 Letters by Why Don't We
24 4 We Meet Again, Kayla Lie To Me by 5 Seconds of Summer and Bad Liar by Imagine Dragons
25 5 Our Plans For The Phase Imagination by Shawn Mendes and They Don't Know About Us by One Direction
26 6 This Is War Could This Be Love by The Wanted and Someday (Ballad) from Zombies
27 7 Our Plan Has Failed God Help the Outcasts from The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Listen To Your Heart by Roxette
28 8 To Bring Justice Couple of Kids by Maggie Linderman and Drown by Bring me To The Horizon
29 9 Kayla Is Expelled and Out of the Country We Don't Talk Anymore by Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez and Love the Way You Lie Pt. 2 by Rihanna and Eminem
30 10 Starting the Youtube Channel Jubilee Line by Wilbur Soot and Mercy by Shawn Mendes

Series 4

No. overall No. in season Title Song(s) Used
31 1 Summer Break Someone Like You by Adele and Someone You Loved by Lewis Capaldi
32 2 Our New Members Remember by New Hope Club and Wellerman (Sea Shanty) by Nathan Evans
33 3 Getting Hate Wake Up by The Vamps and Night Changes by One Direction
34 4 Going To Marina Bay Sands Little Things by One Direction and In the End by Linkin Park
35 5 Time To Explore I Will Follow You Into The Dark by Death Cab for Cutie and A Thousand Years Pt. 2 by Christina Perri and Steve Kazee
36 6 I'm In Love With A Streamer Talking To The Moon by Bruno Mars and I Miss You by Blink 182
37 7 More Songs To Do Just A Dream by Nelly and Beside You by 5 Seconds of Summer
38 8 To Suntec City Everything I Didn't Say by 5 Seconds of Summer and When I Look At You by Miley Cyrus
39 9 Fountain of Wealth Stay With Me by Sam Smith and Shallow by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
40 10 A Huge Announcement Secret Love Song Pt. 2 by Little Mix and One More Light by Linkin Park

Series 5

No. overall No. in season Title Song(s) used
41 1 Heading to the Buses Gotta Be You by One Direction and Wonderwall by Oasis
42 2 Cross-Border Checkpoint Never Be by 5 Seconds of Summer and Holy by Justin Bieber and Chance the Rapper
43 3 Arriving At Kuala Lumpur Hotel Ceiling by Rixton and Symphony by Zara Larsson and Clean Bandit
44 4 Meeting At The Twin Towers How You Remind Me by Nickelback and Sorry by Halsey
45 5 The Philharmonic Hall Viva La Vida by Coldplay and When You Believe from The Prince of Egypt
46 6 Want To Go Back San Francisco by 5 Seconds of Summer and Dancing With The Devil by Demi Lovato
47 7 Another Meeting In The Twin Towers Consequences by Camila Cabello, Invisible by 5 Seconds of Summer and How Does a Moment Last Forever by Celine Dion
48 8 Mishap In The Acoustic Show Sugar We're Goin' Down by Fall Out Boy, Set Fire To The Rain by Adele and If You Don't Know by 5 Seconds of Summer
49 9 Going Back To Singapore Waste The Night and Long Way Home by 5 Seconds of Summer and Take What You Want by ONE OK ROCK and 5 Seconds of Summer
50 10 We're Finally Home Over Again by One Direction and Photograph by Nickelback

Series 6

No. overall No. in season Title Song(s) Used
51 1 Back To School Again Photograph by Ed Sheeran and Evermore from Beauty and the Beast
52 2 Running Or Ruining Some Lines Close As Strangers by 5 Seconds of Summer and We Are Young by fun. and Janelle Monáe
53 3 Dance Rehearsal Beauty and the Beast from Beauty and the Beast and What A Time by Julia Michaels and Niall Horan
54 4 Why We Hate hate u love u by Olivia O'Brien and The Only Reason by 5 Seconds of Summer
55 5 Welcome to the Team, Emma Tomorrow Never Dies by 5 Seconds of Summer and Don't Speak by No Doubt
56 6 Kayla's Back Again Renegades by ONE OK ROCK and Drag Me Down by One Direction
57 7 Our Vlog Video About Kayla Went Viral Speechless from Aladdin and Payphone by Maroon 5
58 8 A Nice Break Never In A Million Years from The Prince of Egypt and Castle On The Hill by Ed Sheeran
59 9 Recording More Covers Someone To You by BANNERS and I Want It That Way by Backstreet Boys
60 10 Heading To The Station Too Good At Goodbyes by Sam Smith and Runaway by Aurora

Series 7

No. Overall No. in season Title Song(s) Used
61 1 Heading To The Zoo Battle Scars by Guy Sebastian and Lupe Fiasco and Jet Black Heart by 5 Seconds of Summer
62 2 We Finally Arrived Monsters by Katie Sky and Yellow by Coldplay
63 3 Going Around The Zoo Safe & Sound by Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars and Africa by Toto
64 4 In The Forest You & I by One Direction and Take Me To Church by Hozier
65 5 Heading To River Safari Broken Pieces by 5 Seconds of Summer and Footprints On The Sand from The Prince of Egypt
66 6 More Rivers Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots and Just Around The Riverbend from Pocahontas
67 7 Rivers and Pandas Somebody To You by The Vamps and Thunder by Imagine Dragons
68 8 Rainy Days In A Panda Exhibit Cry Me A River by Justin Timberlake and More Than This by One Direction
69 9 Around The Amazon Rainforest In Too Deep by Why Don't We and Head Above Water by Avril Lavigne
70 10 Ending The Journey Happily by One Direction and Arcade by Duncan Laurence

Series 8

No. Overall No. in season Title Song(s) Used
71 1 Heading To HarbourFront I Love You by Alex & Sierra and Tearin' Up My Heart by NSYNC
72 2 Stopping Somewhere First Someday (Reprise) from Zombies 2 and If I Die Young by The Band Perry
73 3 HarbourFront, Here We Come All Night by The Vamps and Life Of A Party by Shawn Mendes
74 4 On The Hills

Trivia

  • Zoe Tria stated that both Josh and Zoe would have their hair and eye colours switched in the anime
    • While Zoe's hair and eye colour remain the same as the teen drama, Josh's hair became brown while his eyes became blue
    • Hayden won't change his hair and eye colour so he still has brown hair and hazel eyes like the teen drama
  • Each series is set in each month like the teen drama with the exception of Series 7 which would also be set on August like Series 6
    • Series 1 is set in March
      • In Introducing Edith, Josh stated that he's still 16 and his birthday is in May
      • In the following episode, Edith Is Kayla? Hayden stated that he's still 15 and his birthday is also in May
    • Series 2 is set in April
      • In Going To Singapore, Josh stated that he would turn 17 'next month' which means that before May is April
        • Hayden said he would turn 16 that same episode 'next month' as well
    • Series 3 is set in May
      • In First Day of International School, Josh stated that he's 17 now
      • In The Audition, Hayden stated that he's 16 now
    • Series 4 is set in June
    • Series 5 is set in July
    • Series 6, 7 and 8 are set in August
  • Mr and Mrs Besson's full names are revealed in Series 1 Episode 5
    • Mr. Besson's full name is Joshua Daniel Besson Sr
      • This might mean that Josh's name has junior in it.
    • Mrs. Besson's full name is Ariella Shannon Besson
  • Some episode titles might have pop culture references
  • Hayden's middle name is revealed to be Elijah
  • Addison was originally going to have a song and her voice would be provided by Dixie D'Amelio, however this was cut off due to Addison not being an important character
  • The newly formed Dream Team is a reference to the main creators of the Dream SMP where some of Josh and Zoe's favourite Youtubers/Streamers play in Minecraft.
  • The anime is the longest consecutive series of the Liar Exposed franchise
  • Series 4 promotes Singapore's tourism where the kids travel throughout the downtown areas of Singapore with many tourist attractions such as:
    • Marina Bay Sands
    • The Esplanade
    • Gardens by the Bay
    • Merlion Park
    • Fountain of Wealth
  • Series 7 and 8 also promotes Singapore's tourism. In this series, the kids travel to places such as:
    • Singapore Zoo
    • River Safari
    • Mount Faber
    • Sentosa (many attractions are shown)
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