A new prison-drama series filmed in Glasgow and produced by STV Studios will be shown on Channel 4 in 2022.
C4 has now released a first image of Screw which was written by BAFTA-nominated Rob Williams and filmed in the city’s historic Kelvin Hall earlier this year.
Set in fictional Long Marsh men’s jail and inspired by the creator’s experience of working and volunteering in prisons, this series promises to bring a “view of incarceration unlike any other”.
The stars of the series include Derry Girls’ Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, Killing Eve’s Nina Sosanya, Faraz Ayub from Line of Duty and Bodyguard and Ron Donachie from Titanic and Game of Thrones.
At the head of the group of embattled prison officer ‘screws’ is Leigh, played by Sosanya who also starred in His Dark Materials, with O’Donnell, who played Michelle in Derry Girls, as 21-year-old trainee officer Rose.
Ali, played by Ayub and Donachie’s character Don are also officers trying to help keep order in the ‘bustling’ jail.
Earlier this year, Glasgow City Council confirmed plans to create an £11.9m television and film studio inside Kelvin Hall, establishing a creative hub in the heart of the city.
A significant set build of a three-storey prison was then undertaken at the iconic building before filming on Screw began in May.