Screw season 2: release date, cast, plot and everything we know

Screw season 2 will welcome back key cast members.
Are you ready to return to C Wing? (Image credit: C4)

Screw season 2 is headed to Channel 4 soon, following the success of the first instalment which impressed TV fans called "unpredictable"

The prison comedy-drama stars the likes of Derry Girls favourite Jamie-Lee O'Donnell, Love Actually's Nina Sosanya, and Line of Duty's Faraz Ayub, and these characters are expected to return for another round.

Creator and writer Rob Williams spoke about Screw season 2, saying: "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."

Caroline Hollick from Channel 4 added: "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..."

Here's everything we know about Screw season 2 so far.

Screw season 2 release date

Screw season 2 begins on Wednesday, August 30 at 9pm on Channel 4.

Screw season 2 plot

According to the series producers, the season 2 plot is: "After the tragic events of the season 1 finale, our team of embattled prison officers, led by Leigh Henry, are determined to make a fresh start. 

"But as those behind the cell doors of C Wing know only too well, moving on isn't always simple. With changes at the very top and fresh faces both on the wing and in the staff room, Leigh's new bond with Rose — and the secrets they share — will be tested to the limit.

"As the whole team struggles to make a difference to the complicated lives in their care, rumors of an undercover policeman on the wing not only threatens order at Long Marsh, but could blow open a criminal plot involving at least one of our officers. And one way or another, the truth will come out..."

Screw season 2 cast

Jamie-Lee O'Donnell and Nina Sosanya star in Screw

Jamie-Lee O'Donnell and Nina Sosanya are set to reprise their roles as Rose and Leigh. (Image credit: C4)

The main cast is all expected to return for Screw season 2, so Jamie-Lee O'Donnell and Nina Sosanya will be joined by Faraz Ayub, Stephen Wight, Ron Donachie, and Laura Checkley, in the roles of prison officers.

Speaking about reprising her role as Rose, Jamie-Lee O'Donnell told us: "I think with Rose we definitely come in and we start back at one with things seemingly a bit better, I think she kind of gives us the impression she’s absolutely nailed it, and she’s done good, obviously in the land of TV, it doesn’t quite work out that way, and there’s a lot going, there’s definitely a different side to her, and things in her first storyline develop in, I think, quite a surprising way. 

"It’s hard to explain it without giving anything away, but there’s definitely a growth in Rose that might not be as expected, but we’ll see!"

Ben Tavassoli will also reprise his role as Louis Costa for the second instalment and there are three new inmates joining the cast, so there's lots to look forward to in season 2.

Line of Duty's Lee Ingleby will play the role of Patrick Morgan, a new inmate at Long Marsh "with a hidden agenda", according to Channel 4.

Meanwhile, The Five's Barnaby Kay is the prison's new Governor, while Green Street's Leo Gregory and Prey's David Judge play two new prisoners which we don't have details about just yet.

Is there a trailer?

Not yet — watch this space!

Lucy Buglass
Senior Staff Writer

Lucy joined the team in 2021, where she writes series guides for must-watch programmes, reviews and the latest TV news. Originally from Northumberland, she graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a degree in Film Studies and moved to London to begin a career writing about entertainment.

She is a Rotten Tomatoes approved film critic and has a huge passion for cinema. She especially loves horror, thriller and anything crime-related. Her favourite TV programmes include Inside No 9, American Horror Story, Stranger Things and Black Mirror but she is also partial to a quiz show or a bit of Say Yes to the Dress