Channel 4 has recommissioned prison drama, Screw, produced by STV Studios.

After the tragic events of the series one finale, our team of embattled prison officers, led by Leigh Henry (Nina Sosanya – His Dark Materials, Little Birds), are determined to make a fresh start.  But as those behind the cell doors of C Wing know only too well, moving on isn’t always simple.  With changes at the very top and fresh faces both on the wing and in the staff room, Leigh’s new bond with Rose (Jamie-Lee O’Donnell– Derry Girls) – and the secrets they share – will be tested to the limit.

Faraz Ayub (Line of Duty, Suspicion), Stephen Wight (I May Destroy You, Manhunt), Ron Donachie (Titanic, Game of Thrones), and Laura Checkley (King Gary, Detectorists) will also be returning.

Caroline Hollick, Head of Channel 4 Drama said: “We’re thrilled to welcome back the staff and prisoners of C Wing. Rob has created an iconic Channel 4 prison series with a fantastic cast and we can’t wait to jump back into the drama, humanity and humour of life behind bars in series two.”

Sarah Brown, Creative Director of Drama at STV Studios, said: “It’s been thrilling to see audiences take Rob’s fantastic characters to their hearts so readily and in such big numbers. We couldn’t be happier to be partnering once again with the brilliant team at Channel 4, to welcome viewers back to the mad world that is C Wing, and delivering even more gripping and thought-provoking stories for officers and prisoners alike. “

Rob Williams, Writer, Creator and Executive Producer said: “I’m absolutely delighted to get the opportunity to dig deeper into the complicated characters on C Wing – we have a lot more stories to tell – and to continue working with the incredible team at Channel 4.”

Banijay Rights handles global distribution for Screw. Deals for the first series have so far been secured with BritBox in Australia, TVNZ in New Zealand and Spanish SVOD service, Filmin, while TELUS in Canada has recently acquired both series one and two.

Simon Cox, EVP Content & Acquisitions, Banijay Rights, said: “Combining an exceptional storyline about prison life, dark humour and a superb cast, Screw has been well received by audiences worldwide and we are excited to be working with our partners at Channel 4 and STV Studios for a second series.”

Screw is an STV Studios production for Channel 4, commissioned by Caroline Hollick, Channel 4 Head of Drama and Gemma Boswell, Channel 4 Commissioning Editor.  Rob Williams is Creator, Lead Writer and Executive Producer, with Roanne Bardsley and Ciara Conway completing the writing team. Sarah Brown is Executive Producer for STV Studios (The Victim, Elizabeth is Missing) and Nick Lambon, Producer (Silent Witness).

Screw series two will be filmed in the Kelvin Hall in Glasgow.

Jon Creamer

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