Channel 4 commissions prison drama

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C4Channel 4 has commissioned Screw, a six-part prison drama from writer Rob Williams and STV Studios

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. 


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