Banijay Rights secures first global deals for "Screw" drama series

The new prison drama, produced by STV Studios, debuted on Channel 4 in the UK earlier this month, and will soon air in New Zealand and Australia.

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Banijay Rights unveiled a set of recent deals for the new prison drama "Screw." “Screw is one of those rare dramas that perfectly blends the tough reality of life behind bars with dark humor in abundance," Kell Hoddinott, VP Sales, Australia and New Zealand, Banijay Rights, said.

The six-part show was  acquired by SVOD service BritBox in Australia and public broadcaster TVNZ in New Zealand it debuted on Channel 4 in the UK on 6 th January. Both BritBox and TNVZ will launch the series later this year. Banijay is tasked with all distribution tasks related to the show. The STV Studios production, initially created for Channel 4, was written by Rob Williams. "With an exceptional cast and a stellar storyline from Rob Williams, we are thrilled to secure this series in Australia and New Zealand and take it to a wider audience,"

It was commissioned by Channel 4's Head of Drama, Caroline Hollick, and led by Gemma Boswell, Channel 4 Commissioning Editor. Williams, who also serves as Creator, Lead Writer and Executive Producer, works alongside writers, Karla Crome and Roanne Bardsley. Sarah Brown contributes as Executive Producer on behalf of STV Studios, Brian Kaczynski as Producer, and Tom Vaughan, Jordan Hogg  as Directors. 

The prison drama covers stories about Long Marsh men’s prison.  In charge of C-Wing is Leigh Henry, a career officer who’d do anything for her prisoners – but she has a secret that if discovered, could cost her the job – and even her liberty. With the arrival of fiery new recruit Rose Gill, part of the Governor’s mission to replace long-time staff, placing Leigh's long-time position at risk.

'Screw' is one of those rare dramas that perfectly blends the tough reality of life behind bars with dark humor in abundance.” Kell Hoddinott VP Sales, Australia and New Zealand, Banijay Rights