Screw renewed for 2nd series

Screw is coming back for a second season credit:Bang Showbiz
Screw is coming back for a second season credit:Bang Showbiz

‘Screw’ has been renewed for a second series.

The creator of the Channel 4 prison drama - which stars ‘Derry Girls’ star Jamie-Lee O’Donnell and ‘His Dark Materials’ actress Nina Sosanya - is “delighted” it has been green lit for another season after the heartbreaking events of the first six episodes.

Rob Williams, the show’s writer and executive producer, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to get the opportunity to dig deeper into the complicated characters on C Wing - we have a lot more stories to tell - and to continue working with the incredible team at Channel 4.”

The channel’s bosses are also “thrilled” to welcome viewers to dig deeper into the happenings of C Wing in the follow-up, which is being filmed at Glasgow’s Kelvin Hall.

The head of Channel 4 drama, Caroline Hollick, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome back the staff and prisoners of C Wing. Rob has created an iconic Channel 4 prison series with a fantastic cast and we can’t wait to jump back into the drama, humanity and humour of life behind bars in series two.”

Executives at STV Studios “couldn’t be happier to be partnering” with the team again.

The studio’s creative director, Sarah Brown, said: “It’s been thrilling to see audiences take Rob’s fantastic characters to their hearts so readily and in such big numbers.

"We couldn’t be happier to be partnering once again with the brilliant team at Channel 4, to welcome viewers back to the mad world that is C Wing, and delivering even more gripping and thought-provoking stories for officers and prisoners alike."