Lennie James and Suranne Jones will reprise their Save Me roles.

“I am so thrilled to be returning for the second series of Save Me. The reaction to the show has been amazing and I love being part of a great ensemble piece. Lennie has fantastic energy and his writing is so real and poetic. I cannot wait to read what he creates next.” Suranne Jones

Drama Save Me – created, written by and starring Lennie James is to return for a second series on Sky Atlantic. The unique six-part Sky original production introduced viewers to an unlikely hero in Nelly Rowe (James), the life and soul of his local boozer; a charmer, chancer, fighter, liar and, at his age, a man who should know better.

The first series of began at the end of February and has proved a ratingssuccess with viewers. A cumulative audience of 1.73 million viewers tuned into the first episode, to watch Nelly’s world turn upside down after he is arrested and accused of kidnapping his 13-year-old daughter Jody, a child he barely knew existed.

“I am so chuffed that we get to keep telling the story of Save Me. Thank you to Sky Atlantic and a huge thank you to everyone who watched our little show and enjoyed it. More to come as soon as I can sit down to write it!”- Lennie James

And with all six episodes available to watch as a box-set, viewers have been devouring each episode on demand, with more than a million people watching the entire series in less than a fortnight. Almost 700,000 of those watched the full series in the first week alone, making Save Me the most rapidly binged box-set release ever on Sky.

Sky today announced that the second series will once again star Lennie James as Nelly and the return of Suranne Jones as his ex-lover and Jody’s mother, Claire.

“Save Me is a very special Sky original production. It has connected with our audience in a truly visceral way with many viewers watching one episode after another and telling us they simply couldn’t tear themselves away from Lennie’s memorable characters and compulsive storylines. This is an extraordinary show brought to life by a wonderful cast and crew and we’re honoured to welcome them back to Sky Atlantic and NOW TV.” – Anne Mensah, Head of Drama at Sky

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