Suranne Jones' latest drama Save Me has proved a hit with viewers, so much so that Sky has commissioned it for a second season.

Jones stars alongside Lennie James, who also wrote the six-part drama which is a Sky Original production. As with previous shows they have released recently, all six episodes are available through Sky Box Sets as well as on Now TV. Save Me is already the most rapidly binged box-set release ever on Sky.

It follows the story of Nelly Rowe (James) whose world is turn upside down after he is arrested and accused of kidnapping his 13-year-old daughter Jody, a child he barely knew existed. Jones stars as his ex-lover and Jody’s mother, Claire.

Both actors are confirmed to return for the second season.

Lennie James said: "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!"

While Suranne Jones said: "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."

While Anne Mensah, Head of Drama at Sky, said: "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."

The second series of Save Me will go into production in 2019 with full casting yet to be announced.