Sky1's Jamestown gets a second series before first airs

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From Digital Spy

Sky1 has such confidence in its new drama Jamestown that it has ordered a second series before the first has even begun airing.

The historical drama – from the makers of Downton Abbey, no less – follows the early settlers of America as they begin new lives and see the birth of a new country on the other side of the pond.

The eight-part second series will be written by Bill Gallagher, who previously worked on Lark Rise to Candleford and The Paradise.

It will see the ensemble cast, led by Naomi Battrick as Jocelyn, Sophie Rundle as Alice and Niamh Walsh as Verity, return with principal photography set to commence in June 2017.

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Anne Mensah, head of drama at 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."

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Gareth Neame, managing director of the show's production company Carnival Films, added: "I am delighted that Sky1 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."

But in the meantime, we have ALL of the first series to look forward to – see what's on offer in the trailer here:

Jamestown begins on Sky 1 this Friday, May 5 at 9pm.

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From Digital Spy

Sky1 has such confidence in its new drama Jamestown that it has ordered a second series before the first has even begun airing.

The historical drama – from the makers of Downton Abbey, no less – follows the early settlers of America as they begin new lives and see the birth of a new country on the other side of the pond.

The eight-part second series will be written by Bill Gallagher, who previously worked on Lark Rise to Candleford and The Paradise.

It will see the ensemble cast, led by Naomi Battrick as Jocelyn, Sophie Rundle as Alice and Niamh Walsh as Verity, return with principal photography set to commence in June 2017.

Photo credit: Sky

Anne Mensah, head of drama at 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."

Photo credit: Sky

Gareth Neame, managing director of the show's production company Carnival Films, added: "I am delighted that Sky1 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."

But in the meantime, we have ALL of the first series to look forward to – see what's on offer in the trailer here:

Jamestown begins on Sky 1 this Friday, May 5 at 9pm.

Want up-to-the-minute entertainment news and features? Just hit 'Like' on our Digital Spy Facebook page and 'Follow' on our @digitalspy Twitter account and you're all set.

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