Screw 2023 start date revealed for new series on Channel 4

Screw series 2 release date

Channel 4’s prison drama Screw returns this month for its second series.

Set in a busy men’s prison, the show is created by BAFTA nominated writer Rob Williams (The Victim, Killing Eve) who has previously worked and volunteered inside prisons.

Series two promises to be bigger, bolder, and more dangerous than ever.

Series one of Screw cast
Jamie-Lee O’Donnell (Rose), Faraz Ayub (Ali), Laura Checkley (Jackie), Ron Donachie (Don), Nina Sosanya (Leigh), Stephen Wight (Gary)

A teaser shares: “After the tragic events of the series one finale, our team of embattled prison officers, led by Leigh Henry, are determined to make a fresh start. 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 – and the secrets they share – will be tested to the limit.

“As the whole team struggles to make a difference to the complicated lives in their care, rumours of an undercover policeman on the wing not only threatens order at Long Marsh, but could blow open a criminal plot involving at least one of our officers. And one way or another, the truth will come out…”

Series two of Screw starts on Wednesday, 30 August at 9PM on Channel 4 and continues on Thursday, 31 August.

Returning to the cast for series two are 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), Laura Checkley (King Gary, Detectorists), Ben Tavassoli (Bulletproof, Compulsion) as Louis Costa.

The second series will welcome Lee Ingleby (The A Word, The Serpent Queen) as Morgan, a new prisoner with a hidden agenda.

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.

Caroline Hollick, Head of Channel 4 Drama 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.”

Sarah Brown, Creative Director of Drama at STV Studios, added: “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. “

Rob Williams, Writer, Creator and Executive Producer continues: “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 first series is currently available to watch online on Channel 4 here.

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