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Hard Cell release date and first look at Catherine Tate's new Netflix comedy series

Hard Cell Netflix release date and cast

Hard Cell - Character Posters ((L-R) Big Viv, Ros, Laura, Marco, Ange, Anne Marie) starring Catherine Tate. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022
Hard Cell - Character Posters ((L-R) Big Viv, Ros, Laura, Marco, Ange, Anne Marie) starring Catherine Tate. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

Catherine Tate is to star in a brand new Netflix comedy series.

Hard Cell is a six-part series which will be released on the streaming service from 12 April 2022.

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Written and directed by Catherine Tate, the comedy set in a women’s prison.

Tate will be seen playing multiple characters as a documentary crew follows the inmates and staff of HMP Woldsley capturing the penal system at its brutal humorous best.

A teaser shares: "Hard Cell is a documentary style comedy set in the fictional female prison, HMP Woldsley.

Writer and creator Catherine Tate plays multiple characters from Laura Willis, the Governor who believes creativity leads to rehabilitation, to Big Viv, the psychopath lifer.

"Set over a 6 week period during which the inmates rehearse a musical directed by ex-Eastender’s star Cheryl Fergison.

"Rehearsals draw together an oddball collection of women as they find their voices, grow in confidence and strengthen their friendships.

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Funny yet surprisingly moving, Hard Cell leans into the comical truth of prison life."

Executive producer Kristian Smith said: “We cannot wait to show audiences on Netflix the inside of HMP Woldsley, our fictional prison occupied by the fantastic creations of Catherine Tate.

"This series is funny and touching all at once, revealing what life might be like in a British women's correctional facility.”

Catherine Tate added: “Exciting aint it? Exciiiiiiiiiiiting!!!”

You can watch a first look trailer below!

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Catherine Tate rose to fame with her award-winning BBC comedy series The Catherine Tate Show which originally aired between 2004 and 2007 and its spin-off Catherine Tate's Nan between 2009 and 2015. The actress has also appeared on Doctor Who and the American version of The Office.

Hard Cell is released on Netflix in the UK on 12 April 2022.

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