Sky Releases “First Look” At Lennie James’ Return As Nelly Rowe In ‘Save Me Too’
Sky has released a “first look” photo of Lennie James who returns as Nelly Rowe in the second instalment of BAFTA nominated and RTS multi-award-winning Sky original, ‘Save Me’, titled ‘Save Me Too‘.
Created, written by and starring Lennie James and produced by award-winning World Productions (‘Line of Duty’), the original series introduced us to an unlikely hero in Nelly Rowe (James). He was the life and soul of his local boozer; a charmer, chancer, fighter, liar and, at his age, a man who should know better. But Nelly’s world was turn upside down after he is arrested and accused of kidnapping his 13-year-old daughter Jody, a child he barely knew existed.
In Season 2 (*SPOILER WARNING FOR SEASON 1 FINALE*) Nelly is left devastated when his desperate search for his daughter Jody is unsuccessful. To find Jody he has been dragged into a dark underworld, taken risks dangerous to himself and those closest to him, and challenged him to re-evaluate many of the decisions he has made about his life. In the next chapter of his quest, we re-join Nelly seventeen months later. Is he still looking for his daughter? What hope is there of finding her? And if new evidence were to emerge what would it force Nelly to do next?
The “first look” photo really doesn’t give much away, as we see Nelly in his, now iconic, yellow jacket, behind the wheel of a car. It would appear he has been in some sort of trouble, as his hands, which are tightly gripped to the steering wheel, are covered in blood…
Alongside James, Suranne Jones returns as Jody’s mum Claire who faces the dire possibilities of her daughter’s fate and Stephen Graham is back as Melon, who is attempting to start a new life with Bernie (Alice Feetham). Also returning are; Thomas Coombes (Goz), Kerry Godliman (Teens), Nadine Marshall (D.I O’Halloran), Susan Lynch (Stace) and Jason Flemyng (Tam).
Joining the cast for ‘Save Me Too’ is Lesley Manville (‘Mum’, ‘Harlots’) as Jennifer Charles, the wife of Gideon (Adrian Edmondson). Jennifer is forced to make an almost impossible choice that will place her in direct conflict with Nelly, following the return of the vulnerable girl, Grace (Olive Gray), whom Nelly rescued whilst searching for Jody.
‘Save Me Too’ was commissioned by Zai Bennett, Sky’s Managing Director of Content and Cameron Roach, Director of Drama, Sky Studios with Kara Manley as the executive producer for Sky. The series is produced by World Productions and the executive producers are Lennie James, Simon Heath for World Productions and Jessica Sykes for Independent Talent Group. Lizzie Rusbridger is producer and Jim Loach and Coky Giedroyc are directors.
‘Save Me Too‘ (i.e. ‘Save Me’ Season 2) is set to premiere on Sky Atlantic in 2020.
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