EXCLUSIVE: Banijay Rights has struck its first offers for Channel 4 jail drama Screw, with networks in Australia and New Zealand selecting up the sequence.

STV Studios’ six-parter from Killing Eve and The Man In The Excessive Fort author Rob Williams has bought to BBC/ITV Studios-owned BritBox in Australia and TVNZ in New Zealand, each of which can air the present later this yr.

The primary episode debuted final week to 1.5M viewers, turning into one in all Channel 4’s top-rated dramas since Russell T Davies’ It’s A Sin.

Screw stars Final Tango In Halifax’s Nina Sosanya as Leigh Henry, a profession officer who’d do something for her prisoners however with a secret that, if found, might value her her job and freedom. The present additionally options Channel 4 hit comedy Derry Women breakout Jamie-Lee O’Donnell.

Kell Hoddinott, Banijay Rights’ VP Gross sales, Australia and New Zealand, struck the offers.

Hoddinott mentioned: “Screw is a kind of uncommon dramas that completely blends the powerful actuality of life behind bars with darkish humour in abundance, with an distinctive forged and a stellar storyline from Rob Williams.”

Williams is creator, lead author and exec producer, with Karla Crome and Roanne Bardsley finishing the writing crew. Sarah Brown is exec for STV Studios, Brian Kaczynski is producer and administrators are Tom Vaughan and Jordan Hogg.

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