Channel 4 commissions prison drama
The series depicts life in an all-male prison, and centres on Leigh, a female officer who has devoted her adult life to her work ‘inside’.
Williams, whose credits include The Victim and Killing Eve, said: “There is so much more to prison and those who live and work there, than misery and violence - and I’m incredibly proud to be working with STV and Channel 4 to show this in Screw, alongside the authenticity inspired by my experiences as a civilian worker in various prisons.”
Caroline Hollick, Channel 4 head of drama, said: “With previous experience of working in prisons, Rob’s writing comes from a truly authentic place, having had direct experience of a world which often comes with preconceived judgement.
“Screw offers the audience an insight in to the challenges and struggles faced behind bars for both prisoners and police officers; told with humour, humanity and hope. Rob has approached this familiar genre with a brand-new, fresh perspective, and we can’t wait for audiences to fall for his distinctive, flawed yet loveable characters.”
The writing team includes Karla Crome; the producer is Brian Kaczynski. PI subscribers can log in for details on the shoot dates, casting director and filming location.
Also on The Knowledge
Principal photography is underway on Number 9 Films’ big-screen adaptation of Graham Swift’s novel Mothering Sunday.
A new ITV drama starring Emily Watson, Too Close, has started filming this week.
A UK shoot has just wrapped on The Lost Girls, a female-centred take on JM Barrie’s Peter Pan.
ITV has confirmed that the next series of Doc Martin, the tenth, will be the last.
Red Production Company’s new drama, Ridley Road, is back in active prep and readying to begin filming in Manchester later this month.
Viewpoint, a new ITV drama starring Noel Clarke, is now filming in Manchester at Space Studios and in various locations across the city - the first ITV drama to resume filming since the lockdown suspended production in the spring.