A first look image has been released of Bella Ramsay, Tamara Lawrance and Jodie Whittaker in the second series of hit BBC One drama Time alongside further casting news.
The second series, co-written by Jimmy McGovern and Helen Black, promises to be a moving and high-stakes portrayal of life inside a women's prison and also sees Siobhan Finneran return.
Following the huge success of the first series of Jimmy McGovern's Time, which starred Stephen Graham and Sean Bean, is returning for a second series, this time written by McGovern and Helen Black, telling an original new story, told through the lens of three very different inmates.
Series two of Time will explore life in a modern British women’s prison and promises to be a moving and high-stakes portrayal of life inside a women’s prison, led by Bella Ramsey, Jodie Whittaker and Tamara Lawrance as Kelsey, Orla and Abi, with Siobhan Finneran reprising her role from series one as Marie-Louise, a prison chaplain.
Arriving at Carlingford Prison on the same day, Kelsey, Orla and Abi are thrown together to face an unfamiliar world. But even with the ever-present threat of violence within its walls, they discover that an unexpected sense of community, and a shared understanding, still might be possible.
It has also been announced that Sophie Willan has joined the cast alongside Julie Graham, Alicia Forde, Lisa Millett, Faye McKeever, Kayla Meikle, James Corrigan, Nicholas Nunn and Maimuna Memon.
The new series of Time will be directed by Andrea Harkin and produced by Carmel Maloney with executive producers; Priscilla Parish, Michael Parke and Andrew Morrissey for BBC Studios, Lucy Richer for the BBC and Jimmy McGovern.
Filming will take place in and around Liverpool soon and has secured funding and support through the Liverpool Film Office with global distribution being handled by BBC Studios.
Time will return on BBC One