In the first episode of Save Me, absent father (and “wastrel”) Nelly Rowe (Lennie James) makes up his mind to track down his missing biological daughter Jody. But will he find her? Or will he fail?
Well, according to James, we’re actually asking the wrong questions.
“The story isn’t necessarily going to play out in the way that anybody might expect,” he tells RadioTimes.com. “On one level there’s only two guesses: does he find her or he doesn’t find her?
“And actually I might have gone for a third one that no one’s guessing. So I deliberately leave it open.”
Suranne Jones and Lennie James, Save Me (Sky)
But don’t worry – there won’t be a frustrating, open-ended conclusion at the end of the six-part thriller.
“Is there some kind of resolution?” he says. “Yes of course there is otherwise – why wouldn’t there be? But it might not be the resolution that everybody expects.”
As for whether there’ll be another series, that is up for Sky Atlantic to decide. But James, who created and wrote the drama as well as taking on the role of Nelly alongside Suranne Jones as Jody’s mum Claire, is definitely hoping for series two.
He tells us: “There absolutely can be another series and it was always my intention for there to be another series. But that’s not dependent on whether or not Nelly finds Jody or doesn’t find Jody.”