New Channel 4 Prison Drama 'Screw' From 'Killing Eve' Creators Will Be Your Next Binge-Watch
A new Channel 4 drama following a female prison officer in and all-male prison sounds like it has all the hallmarks of our next TV obsession.
Written by Killing Eve's Rob Williams (so there's a good start), Screw follows the life of a gang of prison officers working in a rough prison in Britain.
At the head of the team of 'screws' is Leigh, a woman who has devoted her adult life to the prison and maintaining its order.
This is giving us Our Girl vibes.
Giving more details on the juicy plot, Channel 4 says: "On a wing bursting at the seams, at the front line of a train-wreck of broken bureaucracy and short-term thinking, Leigh goes above and beyond for her prisoners.
"But Leigh has her own secrets and a past that if discovered, could cost much more than her job.
"Will mouthy young Rose, a new recruit with her own agenda, mark the end of the line for Leigh - or prove her unlikely saviour?"
Writer Rob Williams - who penned hit BBC series Killing Eve - has previous experience of working in prison, so you know the ride is going to be fully authentic.
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He said of the six-part project: "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, added: "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."
There's no word on casting or a release date yet, but we'll keep you in the loop.
Anyone else think this sounds great already?
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