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Lesley Manville joins 'Save Me' season two

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Oscar-nominated actor Lesley Manville has boarded the cast of the second season of Sky drama "Save Me".

The "Phantom thread" actor will star alongside Lennie James, Suranne Jones and Stephen Graham, who are reprising their roles in the London-based drama, the network said in a statement.

Manville, 63, will portray Jennifer Charles, the wife of Adrian Edmondson's character Gideon Charles.

"I couldn't be more delighted to be joining this phenomenal series. 'Save Me' was a major highlight of 2018, a testament to Lennie James' writing and acting and the exceptional cast and creative team," Manville said.

The official plotline for the second season reads, "Jennifer is forced to make an almost impossible choice that will place her in direct conflict with James' Nelly, following the return of the vulnerable girl, Grace (Olive Gray), who Nelly rescued whilst searching for his own daughter Jody."

The network also announced that production of the second season has commenced.

The first season of the show, which is produced by Line of Duty indie World Productions, was picked up by Starz in the US.

It was created and written by James.

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First Published: Sat, August 10 2019. 15:55 IST