Sky1 orders second season of ‘Jamestown’ from makers of ‘Downton Abbey’

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Jamestown will return to Sky1 for a second season.

From the makers of Downton Abbey and The Last Kingdom, the eight-part first season launches at 9pm tomorrow night and charts the early days of the first British settlers as they embark on their lives in America.

Jamestown stars Max Beesley, Jason Flemyng, Dean Lennox-Kelly, Shaun Dooley, Matt Stokoe and Burn Gorman.

The series has been described as “an epic drama from the makers of Downton Abbey… a gripping Western-style adventure” by TV Times and “a sparky period saga about the first female colonists in America” by Radio Times.

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Creator Bill Gallagher (Lark Rise to Candleford, The Paradise) will again write all eight episodes of Season 2, which will see the return of Naomi Battrick as Jocelyn, Sophie Rundle as Alice and Niamh Walsh as Verity.

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Anne Mensah, head of drama, Sky, commented: “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, MD, 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.”

Season 2 begins filming next month.

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