‘Queen of TV’: Suranne Jones impresses viewers in powerful new drama Save Me

Suranne Jones rarely fails to put a foot wrong when it comes to a skilled dramatic performance, and it seems that her turn in new Sky Atlantic drama Save Me has been no exception.

The Doctor Foster actress appeared in the gritty, London-based six-part series recently, alongside The Walking Dead's Lennie James.

In the show, Suranne plays the role of Claire McGory - the mum of 13-year-old Jody, who has gone missing.

Lennie, who co-created and wrote the series alongside the makers of hit smash Line of Duty, has taken on the character of Nelson 'Nelly' Rowe - her estranged father. Stephen Graham (Little Boy Blue), also stars, as an IT specialist seemingly involved in dodgy websites.

The drama hit the ground running in its first episode - as viewers witness Claire becoming convinced that Nelly has something to do with their daughter's disappearance. Nelly then embarks on a quest to prove his innocence, and discover the truth of what has happened to Jody.

And it seems fans were not only floored by the gripping story-line, but by the sheer talent of the show's performers.

Throughout the episode, viewers took to social media to share their admiration of Suranne's acting - as well as the rest of the cast.

One viewer dubbed the former Corrie actress 'Queen of TV', following her impressive performance. They wrote, 'suranne jones is the QUEEN of tv. she constantly kills it in every role. I’m always completely drawn in, and each episode is absolutely breathtaking.;

Another especially impressed fan wrote, 'Anyone looking for a new drama to watch should take in this, it's excellent. Such a great cast with excellent performances from the stellar Suranne Jones, Lennie James and @StephenGraham73 . #SaveMe @skyatlantic.'

Others praised how Suranne delivers incredible performances, time and time again.

Other viewers praised the drama for reminding them of the captivating acting talent in the UK.

And another fan said, "Loving #SaveMe,on episode 4, #SuranneJones is amazing in anything she does #fact". We couldn't agree more!

The series is currently available in full on Sky Atlantic, so viewers can watch all of the episodes in one go. But fear not - if you've already finished them all, it looks like a Save Me series 2 could well be on the cards.

During a recent interview on This Morning, Suranne confessed that a second season is something she and Lennie would both be interested in.

She said, "With Save Me also, there's room for more. Lennie has been saying he'd like to make a second one."

However, as Suranne is one of the most in-demand actresses in the UK at the moment, it looks as though there may be a bit of a wait.

"Then, I'm doing Gentleman Jack [BBC series] after finishingFrozen[her new play] so I don't know."

Whenever it happens, it seems fans will be excitedly anticipating a second series, if the response to season one of Save Me is anything to go by.

Amy Hunt

Amy Hunt is an experienced digital journalist specialising in homes, interiors and hobbies. She began her career working as the features assistant at woman&home magazine, before moving over to the digital side of the brand where she eventually became the Lifestyle Editor up until January 2022. Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards in 2019 for her work on womanandhome.com.