Sally Wainwright’s Newest Drama After ‘Happy Valley’ Will Air This Year

Sally Wainwright’s Newest Drama After ‘Happy Valley’ Will Air This Year

We still can’t believe that Happy Valley is over with people raving over the finale. The finale was the perfect ending to an amazing series, which saw Tommy Lee Royce and Catherine Cawood finally clash.

If you’re not quite ready to let go of the amazing police drama set in the Halifax region of West Yorkshire, then you’ll be excited to know that show creator, Sally Wainwright has a new TV drama in the works.

Set in 18th century England, The Ballad of Renegade Nell is a new Disney Plus drama which sees Sally team up with Amanda Brotchie, the director of Gentleman Jack once more.

Based around the “quick-witted and courageous” Nell Jackson who has been framed for murder and finds herself becoming 18th centuries most notorious highwaywoman.

The programme has no release date yet but The Ballad of Renegade Nell is set to be released sometime this year – so we won’t have to wait too long.

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The series is set to feature Louisa Harland, who is known for her role in Derry Girls as Nell,

Although an official release date has yet to be confirmed, Wainwright fans won’t have to mourn the end of Happy Valley for too long, as The Ballad of Renegade Nell is set to be released sometime this year.

Nell realises that “fate has put her on the wrong side of the law for a reason much bigger than she could’ve ever imagined”.

Credit: BBC

In a statement for Lookout Point, writer and executive producer Sally Wainwright said: “I can’t wait to bring swashbuckling highwaywoman Nell Jackson to the screen”

“Nell’s a ball of irreverent, blustering energy, fighting against the privileged gatekeepers of English society in 1705, battling to contain mysterious forces within her and her enemies as she goes on the run with her two sisters.

“It’s a thrill once again to work with Faith Penhale and the super-talented team at Lookout Point.”

She also said: “I’m so excited to partner with Disney Plus for this series, with their supportive approach and magnificent commitment to bringing this three-hundred-year-old story to the biggest possible global audience.”

Other programmes written by Sally Wainwright include Happy ValleyScott & BaileyTo Walk InvisibleGentleman Jack, and Last Tango in Halifax.

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