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Channel 4 prison drama 'Screw' returning for a second series

And it promises to be bigger, bolder, and more dangerous than ever!

After the tragic events of the series one finale, the team of embattled prison officers, led by Leigh Henry, played by Nina Sosanya 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, played by Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, and the secrets they share, will be tested to the limit.

As the whole team struggles to make a difference to the complicated lives in their care, rumours of an undercover policeman on the wing not only threatens order at Long Marsh but could blow open a criminal plot involving at least one of our officers. And one way or another, the truth will come out.

Also returning are Faraz Ayub, Stephen Wight, Ron Donachie and Laura Checkley. With Rob Williams as Creator, Lead Writer and Executive Producer and Roanne Bardsley and Ciara Conway completing the writing team. It'll be produced by Nick Lambon and Executive Producer for STV Studios will be Sarah Brown.

On Screw returning, writer, creator and Executive Producer Rob Williams 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."

To which Channel 4's Head of Drama Caroline Hollick added "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."

And Creative Director of Drama at STV Studios, Sarah Brown, 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."

Series two will be filmed in the Kelvin Hall in Glasgow.

Screw will return to Channel 4


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