Channel 4 Prison Drama ‘Screw’ Sells In Australia & New Zealand – Deadline


EXCLUSIVE: Banijay Rights has struck its first offers for Channel 4 jail drama Screw, with networks in Australia and New Zealand selecting up the collection.

STV Studios’ six-parter from Killing Eve and The Man In The High Castle author Rob Williams has bought to BBC/ITV Studios-owned BritBox in Australia and TVNZ in New Zealand, each of which is able to air the present later this yr.

The first episode debuted final week to 1.5M viewers, turning into considered one of Channel 4’s top-rated dramas since Russell T Davies’ It’s A Sin.

Screw stars Last Tango In Halifax’s Nina Sosanya as Leigh Henry, a profession officer who’d do something for her prisoners however with a secret that, if found, might value her her job and freedom. The present additionally options Channel 4 hit comedy Derry Girls breakout Jamie-Lee O’Donnell.

Kell Hoddinott, Banijay Rights’ VP Sales, Australia and New Zealand, struck the offers.

Hoddinott stated: “Screw is one of those rare dramas that perfectly blends the tough reality of life behind bars with dark humour in abundance, with an exceptional cast and a stellar storyline from Rob Williams.”

Williams is creator, lead author and exec producer, with Karla Crome and Roanne Bardsley finishing the writing crew. Sarah Brown is exec for STV Studios, Brian Kaczynski is producer and administrators are Tom Vaughan and Jordan Hogg.

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