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Channel 4 have axed prison drama Screw after two series, it has been revealed.

Inspired by the creator, BAFTA nominated writer Rob Williams, experience of working and volunteering in prisons, this series brings viewers a view of incarceration unlike any other.

Through a vibrant and multi-layered cast of characters, Screw tackles contemporary stories head on – but always cut through with comedy, irreverence and heart.

At the head of the group of embattled prison officer ‘screws’ is Leigh (Nina Sosanya – His Dark Materials, Little Birds) a woman who has devoted her entire adult life to this prison and its population.

Leigh keeps her inmates in line and has their backs when they need it. But she is an enigma to her team, and has her own secrets that if discovered could cost her more than her job.

Into the pressure cooker of Long Marsh Prison enters Rose (Jamie-Lee O’Donnell – Derry Girls), a 21 year old trainee officer. It’s a baptism of fire even for this street smart young woman. She joins fellow screws Ali (Faraz Ayub - Line of Duty, Bodyguard), Gary (Stephen Wight - I May Destroy You, Manhunt), Don (Ron Donachie - Titanic, Game of Thrones), and Jackie (Laura Checkley- King Gary, Detectorists).

Actor Ben Tavassoli said: "Unfortunate news that this is where our journey ends for Screw. Want to thank you guys so much for tuning in. All your kind words went a long way. Love everyone who was part of the show, very lucky to have made dear friends for life."

Screw is available on Channel 4 streaming.

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