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Nina Sosanya joins Channel 4's Screw

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Nina Sosanya has joined the cast of 'Screw'.

The 51-year-old actress will take on the role of prison guard Leigh in Channel 4's upcoming prison drama alongside Jamie-Lee O'Donnell, Stephen Wright, and Faraz Ayub.

It will see Leigh as she keeps the inmates at the fictional Long March Prison in line but her own punishable secrets will come to light and, if discovered, can cost her more than her job.

O'Donnell joins the cast as Rose, a trainee prison guard who could reveal Leigh's dark secrets or become her unlikely saviour.

Writer Rob Williams said: “There is so much more to prison and those who live and work there, than misery and violence - and I’m incredibly proud to be working with STV and Channel 4 to show this in Screw, alongside the authenticity inspired by my experiences as a civilian worker in various prisons.”

He will be joined on the project by writer Karla Crome, executive producer for STV Studios Sarah Brown and Peaky Blinders' Brian Kaczynski is the producer.

Sarah Brown, Creative Director of Drama for STV Studio,s added: “Following our successful collaboration on 'The Victim', we’re thrilled to be teaming up again with the supremely talented Rob Williams to bring his latest series to the screen for Channel 4.

"I know audiences will fall in love with his funny, anarchic, memorable characters and be captivated once again by his brilliant storytelling.

"In Channel 4, we have the perfect partners to bring Rob’s bold and totally authentic portrayal of prison life to TV, and we’re also delighted to be working with the fantastic team at Banijay on distribution."

Caroline Hollick, Channel 4 Head of Drama, noted: "With previous experience of working in prisons, Rob's writing comes from a truly authentic place, having had direct experience of a world which often comes with preconceived judgement.

"'Screw' offers the audience an insight in to the challenges and struggles faced behind bars for both prisoners and police officers; told with humour, humanity and hope."

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