Save Me: Suranne Jones praises Lennie James’ writing

Doctor Foster star Suranne Jones has spoken about why she took the part in upcoming drama Save Me, which premieres tonight on Sky Atlantic.

The actress told Heat Magazine: “I had gone back to Doctor Foster, which was such a big show to return to, and I needed some time off. But then I read the script, and Lennie’s writing was so different to anything else I’ve done on TV.

“I was going from Doctor Foster to somewhere where I am part of a great ensemble with Lennie, Susan Lynch and Stephen Graham – they are people that I respect as actors, and to get to work with them was amazing.”

The talent behind and in front of the camera has made Save Me a highly anticipated show, with British star Lennie James now having the ability to reach a global audience through The Walking Dead fanbase.

“It was a very, very different show,” he told DigitalSpy. “The main character was a private eye at this point, and it was harder to subvert the thriller tropes if you have a private detective as your lead. It wasn’t something that ultimately I was interested in writing.

“Once I decided to make him useless, it became a much better script, and a much better story.”