Save Me is crossing the pond. International distributor Sky Vision has sold the Lennie James and Suranne Jones fronted drama to Starz – the U.S. premium cable network behind such shows as Outlander and The White Princess. It will premiere state-side on September 6th.
Created by Lennie James, Save Me tells the story of Nelson Nelly Rowe and his search for Jody, his missing daughter. A daughter he hasn’t seen for ten years – more than half her life. Nelly’s a charmer, a chancer, a lover, a fighter, and a liar. He’s now also an estranged father, accused of kidnapping the daughter he barely knows.
On his way to finding Jody, Nelly will save lives, find others who have been lost, reunite loved ones, make enemies from friends, risk his life and the lives of others close to him and continually end up back on his feet after finding himself flat on his face. He’s a man who faces a stark reality, as hard as it may be to admit, that in losing his daughter he finds himself. The drama series is produced by World Productions and in addition to Lennie James and Suranne Jones, also stars Stephen Graham. Sky Atlantic has renewed the series for a second season.
With this deal with Starz, Sky Vision has now sold Save Me into some 132 territories worldwide. The agreement was negotiated by Gillian Rose, Sky Vision’s Senior Vice-President of Sales & Acquisitions for the United States. “It’s testament to the quality of this drama and the talented cast that Starz decided to invest in the series and showcase it this Autumn”, said Leona Connell, Director of Sales for Sky Vision. “Save Me has sold to over 132 territories, including Latin America, Italy, Australia, Germany, Spain and the Benelux, which is proof of its international popularity.”