PRISON drama Screw will be released to international audiences, after a deal was struck.

The six-part series, created by STV Studios, has been acquired by SVOD service BritBox in Australia and public broadcaster TVNZ in New Zealand.

Viewers in the two countries will be able to watch the drama, which was filmed in Glasgow, later this year.

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Kell Hoddinott, Vice President of Sales, Australia and New Zealand at Banijay Rights, the company handling international distribution for the series, said: “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, we are thrilled to secure this series in Australia and New Zealand and take it to a wider audience.”

In the UK, Screw premiered last Thursday on Channel 4 with a consolidated audience of 2,678,000.

The story follows the officers of Long Marsh men’s prison and was written BAFTA-nominated writer Rob Williams.