‘Screw’ locked up for Spain’s Filmin & Canada’s TELUS as UK prison drama returns for second season


Spanish SVOD service Filmin and TELUS in Canada have both acquired UK prison drama Screw, following deals with worldwide distributor Banijay Rights.

Season one of the show, which was today confirmed to be returning for a second season, is headed to Filmin, while TELUS has acquired both that and the upcoming sophomore instalment.

These orders follow recent deals for season one of Screw with BritBox in Australia and TVNZ in New Zealand.

Produced by STV Studios for the UK’s Channel 4, the second season of the prison drama will be filmed in the Kelvin Hall in Glasgow.

The show is created by Rob Williams, who serves as lead writer and executive producer, with Roanne Bardsley and Ciara Conway completing the writing team. Sarah Brown is executive producer for STV Studios and Nick Lambon is producer.

Screw season two will follow the team of embattled prison officers, led by Leigh Henry (Nina Sosanya), who are determined to make a fresh start after the tragic events of season one.

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 (Jamie-Lee O’Donnell) and the secrets they share – will be tested to the limit.

Simon Cox, EVP content & acquisitions, Banijay Rights, said that the show combines “an exceptional storyline about prison life, dark humour and a superb cast,” which has been “well received by audiences worldwide.”

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