New Lennie James Drama For Sky Atlantic Is Gone

Sky Atlantic has announced new drama Gone, written by Lennie James (Line Of Duty) and in which he will star alongside Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster) and Stephen Graham (This is England). Nick Murphy (The Last Kingdom) will direct.

Set on a south east London housing estate, Gone is the story of a man facing the stark and painful reality that the very worst thing happening to someone he loves could be the best thing that has ever happened to him.

Nelson ‘Nelly’ Rowe (Lennie James) is a man who likes to drink from morning until night. He lives with whichever woman he happens to be sleeping with at the time and is the life and soul of the pub. He’s a charmer, chancer, fighter, liar and, at his age, a man who should know better.

When Nelly is accused of a terrible crime, he tries to find the real perpetrator. It is a journey in which he is confronted by the debris of his careless past, but which also offers him the chance to make amends for his mistakes – not least to Claire (Suranne Jones) with whom he had an affair 13 years ago.

Lennie James said: “Everyone knows someone like Nelly. He’s the feller constantly at the end of the bar. The feller that can’t help himself, never really grew up and has wasted who he could have been. They are usually the cautionary tale. They are almost never the hero. In Gone, Nelly might just be…”