The BBC and BritBox North America have unveiled a set of fresh stills from the second season of Jimmy McGovern’s critically acclaimed drama “Time,” which is produced by the Drama Unit at BBC Studios. The new images showcase Jodie Whittaker as Orla, Tamara Lawrance as Abi, Bella Ramsey as Kelsey, who is depicted in the latter stages of her pregnancy, Siobhan Finneran as the prison chaplain Marie-Louise, and Sophie Willan as the inmate Maeve Riley.
As previously disclosed, the three-part series is co-penned by the multi-award-winning Jimmy McGovern (known for “Broken,” “Cracker,” and “The Street”) and Helen Black, the writer of the BAFTA-nominated “Life and Death in the Warehouse.” The series is helmed by Andrea Harkin (“The Confessions of Frannie Langton” and “The Trial Of Christine Keeler”).
Additional cast members feature BAFTA-award winner Sophie Willan (“Alma’s Not Normal,” “Still Open All Hours”), Julie Graham (“Shetland,” “Being Eileen”), Alicia Forde (“Waterloo Road,” “Ryan Can’t Read”), Lisa Millett (“The A Word,” “Robin Hood”), Faye McKeever (“The Responder,” “Des”), Kayla Meikle (“The Capture,” “The Girl Before”), James Corrigan (“This Is Going to Hurt,” “This England”), Nicholas Nunn (“Clique,” “SAS Rogue Heroes”), and Maimuna Memon (“Sherwood,” “Unforgotten”).
“Time” is narrated through the perspectives of three distinct inmates, offering a poignant and high-stakes portrayal of life within a women’s prison. Arriving at Carlingford Prison on the same day, Kelsey (Bella Ramsey), Orla (Jodie Whittaker), and Abi (Tamara Lawrance) are thrust into a foreign environment. Despite the ever-present threat of violence within its confines, they discover that an unexpected sense of camaraderie and mutual understanding may still be attainable.
The second season of “Time” (consisting of three 60-minute episodes) is a production of BBC Studios Drama for the BBC, co-produced with BritBox North America. Additional financial backing and support are provided by the Liverpool Film Office through its Liverpool City Region Production Fund. Filming took place in and around Liverpool. BBC Studios will oversee global distribution.
The series is produced by Mark Hedges (“Hanna,” “The Rising”), with Priscilla Parish, Michael Parke, and Andrew Morrissey serving as executive producers for BBC Studios, Lucy Richer for the BBC, Reemah Sakaan, and Stephen Nye for BritBox North America, along with Jimmy McGovern.
Viewers can currently watch the first season of “Time” on BBC iPlayer. The second season is set to premiere on BBC One and BBC iPlayer this Autumn.