Jamestown Series Two Confirmed Ahead Of Premiere

Ahead of its premiere on Friday 5th May, Sky 1 has announced that Jamestown has already been commissioned for an eight-part second series written by Bill Gallagher (The Paradise), and principal photography will begin this June.

Set in 1619, Jamestown follows the settlers as they establish a community in the New World. Battling against inhospitable wilderness, suspicious indigenous people and a host of brutal challenges with ambition, power and entrepreneurial spirit on their side, these pioneers define a new way of life.

With all manner of trials, the settlers come together to conquer and adjust to the realities of their new lives on the other side of the world. Jamestown is a place for them to build new lives and start again, but it is also somewhere past secrets can be buried.

Head Of Drama for Sky, Anne Mensah, said: “The first series of Jamestown is unique, beautifully shot and packed with compelling storylines full of adventure and emotion… and has left us all wanting more.”

“With Bill Gallagher drawing from the real events in this rich period of history for the next instalment of the series, it’s a fascinating story that we are thrilled to continue telling, especially that of the extraordinary women at the heart of the show, Alice, Verity and Jocelyn.”