Lennie James has moved from Walking Dead zombie universe to a modest London neighborhood to embody a man whose life is overturned after abduction of his teenage daughter. The London actor Stars and signs screenplay of thriller Save Me, which Sky debuts today in Spain and that James defines as "a story of redemption."
The first news that Nelson Nelly Rowe, character that plays actor, has of his only daughter in several years is that it has disappeared and that police considers him main suspect. With his arrest — and later released for lack of evidence — he begins a plot that takes place in a slum in south of British capital very similar to Tooting, where interpreter was raised. "I wanted to show that London I know can be scene of a thriller," he explains to country about a universe of floors of official protection and simple people that television fiction tends to book products of style of EastEnders soap opera.
As a screenwriter, James also sought to center intrigue in a closed community whose members relate around corner pub, where charming Nelly Rowe wields local animator. These supposed friends will form main group of suspects to have set him up, using kidnapping of his daughter Jody ( actress Indeyarna Donaldson-Holness) as bait to incriminate him. But Save's incentive lies so much in discovering machiner of crime as to know much more about past complex of protagonist and his role as far of a teenager he has barely known, result of a ephemeral romance.
Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster, Coronation Street) plays Claire, that old love that soon disappeared, along with her daughter, from Nelly's life to end up installed with a new couple in an opulent London neighborhood. The reunion of both antagonistic characters in ir common search for whereabouts of Jody is one of main ingredients of Save Me, which has as architects creators of successful British police Line of Duty, whose first season also starred James.
The 52-year-old actor admits that role of a corrupted detective who embodied his "protagonist interpreter position" after three decades of television career and several incursions in Hollywood cinema. The last title he has released on big screen is Blade Runner 2049, but for most of international audience His image remains associated with his Morgan Jones of Walking Dead, a character that is also going to happen soon to series derived from this , Fear Walking Dead.
Resident for several years in Los Angeles, James has returned to or side of Atlantic to get into skin of protagonist of six episodes of Save Me. "Nellie is a loyal man and a good friend," he says about his character. "His problem is that he still pretends to live off his old glories, from old time when all colleagues wanted to share with him a beer and all women to sleep in his bed. He has not been able to overcome that stage and has also been totally absent from his daughter's life. " Only Jody's kidnapping will take him to react and "to learn what it means to be a far, even if it's so unconventional," he adds.Between Living Dead
When it is still recent announcement that character of Morgan Jones will jump from Walking Dead to his prequel, Fear The Walking Dead, Lennie James just wants to confirm that will be a central part in new deliveries of latter. The actor admits that, after lending his face to Morgan over eight years, although intermittently, he thought to reject offer to continue interpreting in Derivative series. "But in end, I realized that it was a great opportunity to be able to explore new facets of character, something that would not have been possible in original series, because Morgan soon died in comics and only his popularity made his television existence prolonged."Premieres of SemanaConsulta calendar Completo12lunesTimelessMovistar Series XtraTemporada 2 illusionist (deception) TNT and HBO EspañaEstrenoThe ArragementHBO EspañaTemporada 213martesMi mor in times of GuerraFilminEstrenoSave MeSkyEstreno14miércolesRiseMovistar SeriesEstreno15juevesWentworthCalle 13EstrenoTabula rasaNetflixEstreno16viernesEDHANetflixEstrenoOn my BlockNetflixEstreno17sábadoCrazy Ex-GirlfriendNetflixTemporada 318domingoAmerican Crime Story: Murder of Gianni VersaceAntena 3 and Netflix (30 March) Season 2