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Screw: Fans Of Line Of Duty And Derry Girls Will Love Channel 4's New Crime Drama

Lucy Devine

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Screw: Fans Of Line Of Duty And Derry Girls Will Love Channel 4's New Crime Drama

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There's a new show coming to Channel 4 and if you're a fan of Derry Girls or Line of Duty then you're going to love it.

Screw is a six-part prison drama that follows Leigh, a female prison officer who works in an all male prison.

Starring in the show is Nina Sosanya who plays Leigh (Credit: Alamy)
Starring in the show is Nina Sosanya who plays Leigh (Credit: Alamy)

It's created by the mastermind writer of Killing Eve - Rob Williams - and features a number of famous faces from mega popular shows Derry Girls, Line of Duty and I May Destroy You.

The official synopsis reads: “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?”

Derry Girls' Jamie-Lee O’Donnell also stars (Credit: Alamy)
Derry Girls' Jamie-Lee O’Donnell also stars (Credit: Alamy)

Meanwhile, writer Rob added: “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."

Starring in the show is Nina Sosanya who plays Leigh, as well as Derry Girls star Jamie-Lee O’Donnell.

Line of Duty's Faraz Ayub also features, as well as Game of Thrones actor Ron Donachie and Stephen Wight (I May Destroy You)

Line of Duty's Faraz Ayub also features (Credit: Alamy)
Line of Duty's Faraz Ayub also features (Credit: Alamy)

Caroline Hollick of Channel 4 said: “Screw offers the audience an insight in to the challenges and struggles faced behind bars for both prisoners and prison officers; told with humour, humanity and hope.”

Filming first kicked off in May, with Screw set to hit our screens in early 2022. We've got a feeling this will be so good!

Topics: TV And Film

Lucy Devine
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