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.