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05/05/2017

Sky Commissions Second Series Of Jamestown

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Sky has commissioned a second series of its original production, Jamestown.

The eight-part drama from the multi award-winning makers of Downton Abbey, Carnival Films, charts the early days of the first British settlers as they embark on new lives in America.

With the second series commissioned for Sky by head of drama, Anne Mensah, commissioning editor, Cameron Roach and director of Sky 1, Adam MacDonald, principal photography will get underway in June 2017.

Bill Gallagher (Lark Rise to Candleford, The Paradise) will again write the second series, which will see the ensemble cast featuring Naomi Battrick as Jocelyn, Sophie Rundle as Alice and Niamh Walsh as Verity, return for more adventures in 17th-century America.

Anne Mensah, head of drama, Sky, said: "The first series of Jamestown is unique, beautifully shot and packed with compelling storylines full of adventure and emotion. It demonstrates Sky's commitment to make the highest quality drama and has left us all wanting more. With Bill Gallagher drawing from the real events in this rich period of history for the next instalment of the series, it's a fascinating story that we are thrilled to continue telling, especially that of the extraordinary women at the heart of the show, Alice, Verity and Jocelyn."

Gareth Neame, Managing Director of Carnival Films, added: "I am delighted that Sky 1 has shown such confidence in the series and given us the opportunity to work with Bill and our extraordinary cast again. We are looking forward to continuing our journey in the New World with the people who made American history."

The first series will air on Sky1 and NOW TV at 9pm tonight, 05 May.

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