A SECOND series of the Channel 4 prison drama Screw will be filmed at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow.
The television network today announced the return to service of the drama by BAFTA-nominated writer Rob Williams and they promise season two will be bigger, bolder and more dangerous than ever.
The show which stars Derry Girls actress Jamie Lee O’Donnell and His Dark Materials star Leigh Henry will pick up on the tragic events of the season finale.
Faraz Ayub (Line of Duty, Suspicion), Stephen Wight (I May Destroy You, Manhunt), Ron Donachie (Titanic, Game of Thrones) and Laura Checkley (King Gary, Detectorists) will also return.
Rob Williams, writer, creator and executive producer of the series, said: “I am absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to delve into the complicated characters of C Wing – we have many more stories to tell – and to continue working with the incredible team at Channel 4.
Caroline Hollick, Head of Channel 4 Drama, said: “We are delighted to welcome back the staff and prisoners of Wing C. Rob has created an iconic Channel 4 prison series with a fantastic cast and we look forward to returning to the drama, humanity and humor of life behind bars in series two.
Sarah Brown, Creative Director of Theater at STV Studios which produces the show, added: “It’s exciting to see audiences taking Rob’s fantastical characters to heart so easily and in such large numbers. We couldn’t be happier to partner again with the brilliant team at Channel 4, to welcome viewers back to the crazy world that is C Wing, and deliver even more captivating and thought-provoking stories for officers and prisoners.”
We previously reported that the BBC had been unveiled as tenant operator for the new £11.9million Kelvin Hall Film & Broadcast Hub.
Kelvin Hall will now be used to produce TV shows for the BBC, ITV, Sky, Channel 4 and Netflix after the BBC’s studio company struck a deal to use the historic site, which dates back to 1927, for the filming.
The studio will use 100% renewable energy and it is hoped that it will play a key role in helping the energy of Scottish screens.
The development will include dressing rooms, a green room, production offices and some shows will be filmed in front of a studio audience.
For Screw, the place has been transformed into a three-story prison. It is not yet known when filming will begin or when the new series will air.