Series 2 of Channel 4 prison drama Screw begins filming and new cast announced

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Channel 4’s critically acclaimed prison drama begins filming today (Monday 7th November) at the  Kelvin Hall in Glasgow. This series the cast will be joined by Lee Ingleby (The A Word, The Serpent Queen) as Morgan, a new prisoner with a hidden agenda.

The team of embattled prison officers played by Nina Sosanya (His Dark Materials, Little Birds), Jamie-Lee O’Donnell (Derry Girls), 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 all be returning. Ben Tavassoli (Bulletproof, Compulsion) will also reprise his role as Louis Costa. Other new faces on the wing include Barnaby Kay (Wallander, The Five) playing the new Governor; Leo Gregory (Green Street, Out of Control) playing prisoner Reeks and David Judge (Romeo and Juliet, Prey) playing prisoner Hemmings.

Gemma Boswell, Channel 4 Commissioning Editor says: “We’re excited to be back in Glasgow to start filming Series 2 of Screw and to welcome Lee Ingleby who is a fantastic addition to our brilliant cast. Series 2 promises even more drama, intrigue and humour on C Wing and we can’t wait to get started.”


Sarah Brown, Creative Director of Drama at STV Studios, added: “It’s fantastic to be back on set with our brilliant team and cast on Screw. Writer and Creator Rob Williams’ incredible scripts promise even more danger and high-stakes drama for our team of officers – and we are thrilled to welcome back our stellar cast and introduce some brilliant new faces to the show, including the wonderful Lee Ingleby”.


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. Tom Vaughan will be returning as Lead Director and Executive Producer, and he is joined by Rebecca Rycroft as Director of episodes 4-6.  Sarah Brown is Executive Producer for STV Studios (The Victim, Elizabeth is Missing) and Nick Lambon, Producer (Silent Witness). Banijay Rights handles global distribution for Screw.






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Led by David Mortimer, STV Studios is one of the UK’s leading content businesses and is Scotland’s biggest production company. We have an impressive track-record of success across drama, entertainment and factual with broadcasters and streamers, including commissions for BBC One and Two, ITV, Channel 4,  Channel 5, Apple TV+, BBC Scotland, discovery+, and Sky.


STV Studios is a family of nine creative labels. Our in-house labels are STV Drama, STV Entertainment and STV Factual. We own a majority stake in award-winning unscripted producer, Primal Media, who focus on high impact event TV; and a minority stake in Northern Ireland based drama producer, Two Cities Television, who are currently in production in Belfast, Northern Ireland, with a police drama for BBC One. We own the younger-skewing entertainment label, Barefaced TV, who were commissioned by global streamer, discovery+ in February 2022; and we have a co-production agreement with scripted specialists, Tod Productions, through which we have recently won a commission with Apple tv+. Our most recent additions, both minority stakes, are unscripted producers Hello Mary, based in Brighton, and Mighty Productions based in Glasgow and London.


Recent productions include six-part prison drama for Channel 4, Screw; genre-bending series Murder Island for Channel 4; daytime quiz format Bridge of Lies for BBC One; returning factual series, The Yorkshire Auction House, for Discovery-owned Really; Antiques Road Trip for BBC One; and Catchphrase for ITV.


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