Netflix has greenlit a new six part comedy series written and directed by Catherine Tate set in a women’s prison.

Tate plays multiple characters as a documentary crew follows the inmates and staff of HMP Woldsley capturing the penal system at its brutal humorous best.

The series is produced through Argonon-backed scripted indie Leopard Pictures, with Kristian Smith executive producing. Leopard’s credits also include Mackenzie Crook’s BBC show Worzel Gummidge.

Smith said: “We cannot wait to show audiences on Netflix the inside of HMP Woldsley, our fictional prison occupied by the fantastic creations of Catherine Tate. This series is funny and touching all at once, revealing what life might be like in a British women’s correctional facility.”

Tate is best known The Catherine Tate Show, and became the tenth Doctor’s regular companion for the fourth series of Doctor Who in 2008.

Tate said: “Exciting aint it? Exciiiiiiiiiiiting!!!”






Jon Creamer

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