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Sky’s Save Me reaches Starz

Save Me proved a hit on aired on Sky Atlantic in the UK

Lionsgate’s US cablenet Starz has picked up Save Me, the drama from UK-based pay TV operator Sky created and written by British actor Lennie James.

James also stars in the series, which is produced by UK prodco World Productions, the company behind Line of Duty. The director is Nick Murphy, while co-writers alongside James are Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan and Marlon Smith.

The executive producers are Simon Heath and Jessica Sykes with Patrick Schweitzer attached as producer.

The series originally aired on Sky Atlantic in the UK and became Sky’s most rapidly binged boxset with more than a million people watching the entire series in less than a fortnight. It is distributed by UK distributor Sky Vision, which has sold the series into 132 territories.

Save Me is about a man who comes under suspicion when his estranged daughter goes missing. It also stars Suranne Jones (Scott & Bailey, Doctor Foster) and Stephen Graham (This is England, Broadwalk Empire).

It will premiere on Starz from Thursday September 6, running over three nights.


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