A SECOND series of the Channel 4 prison drama Screw will be filmed in Glasgow's Kelvin Hall.

The TV network today announced the recommission of the drama by BAFTA-nominated writer Rob Williams and they promise that 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 from the tragic events of the season finale. 

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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 be returning. 

Rob Williams, writer, creator and executive producer of the show, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to get the opportunity to dig deeper into the complicated characters on C Wing - we have a lot more stories to tell - and to continue working with the incredible team at Channel 4.” 

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Caroline Hollick, Head of Channel 4 Drama, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome back the staff and prisoners of C Wing. Rob has created an iconic Channel 4 prison series with a fantastic cast and we can’t wait to jump back into the drama, humanity and humour of life behind bars in series two.” 

Sarah Brown, Creative Director of Drama at STV Studios who produce the show, added: “It’s been thrilling to see audiences take Rob’s fantastic characters to their hearts so readily and in such big numbers. We couldn’t be happier to be partnering once again with the brilliant team at Channel 4, to welcome viewers back to the mad world that is C Wing, and delivering even more gripping and thought-provoking stories for officers and prisoners alike."

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We previously reported that the BBC had been unveiled as the tenant operator for the new £11.9million Kelvin Hall Film & Broadcast Hub.

The 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 secured a deal to use the historic site, which dates back to 1927, for filming. 

The studio will use 100% renewable energy and it is hoped it will play a key role in helping Scotland's screen energy.

The development will include dressing rooms, a green room, production offices and some shows will be filmed before a live studio audience.

For Screw, the venue was transformed into a three-storey prison. It is not known yet when filming will begin or when the new series will be aired.