CHANNEL 4 has released a first look at prison drama Screw which was filmed in Glasgow.

The six part show by Bafta-nominated writer Rob Williams (The Victim, Killing Eve) from STV studios centres on Leigh, a female prison officer who has devoted her adult life to the all-male prison where she works as an embattled ‘screw’.

Leigh will be played by Nina Sosanya (His Dark Materials), with other cast members including Jamie-Lee O’Donnell (Derry Girls), Faraz Ayub (Line of Duty, Bodyguard), Stephen Wight (I May Destroy You) and Ron Donachie (Game of Thrones).

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Earlier this year, Glasgow City Council confirmed plans to create an £11.9 million 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 building before filming on Screw began in May.  

Writer Rob Williams said: “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.”

Screw will air on Channel 4 in six, sixty-minute episodes in early 2022.