Starz Buys Sky Drama 'Save Me' From 'Walking Dead's Lennie James

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Lennie James in 'Fear the Walking Dead'

The gritty three-part drama aired in the U.K. earlier this year.

Starz has picked up Save Me, Sky's original British drama starring Lennie James (The Walking Dead) and Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster). 

The news was announced on the second day of the Edinburgh TV Festival. 

A gritty, three-part mini-series, which follows an estranged father's hunt for his missing daughter amid accusations of kidnap, Save Me will premiere on September 6, running over three nights. 

Created and written by James, currently starring in the fourth series of Fear the Walking Dead on AMC, the drama was produced by Simon Heath from World Productions, the U.K. banner behind Line of Duty, and Jessica Sykes from Independent Talent. The series was directed by BAFTA-winner Nick Murphy. 

Save Me aired on Sky Atlantic in the U.K. earlier this year, becoming Sky’s most rapidly binged boxset ever with more than a million people watching the entire series in less than a fortnight. To date, Sky's sales arm Sky Vision has sold the series to 132 territories.