Channel 4’s prison drama Screw will soon be back on our screens for its second season, transporting viewers back to Long Marsh Prison for plenty more dramatic goings-on.


In the second instalment, rumours of an undercover police officer on the wing threatens order at Long Marsh and chaos inevitably ensues.

Season 2 sees many of the familiar season 1 faces return, including Rose (Derry Girls' Jamie-Lee O'Donnell) and Leigh (His Dark Materials' Nina Sosanya).

Speaking about reprising her role as Leigh, Sosanya told Channel 4: "In terms of Leigh's character, there was a big revelation about her past at the end of season one, so with this one, it's about how she moves on from that, how she goes forward with all those things she’s realised about herself and divulged to Rose (Jamie-Lee O’Donnell).

"We see much more of everyone’s personal needs and difficulties, as well as what they're trying to do within the workplace."

Of course, with a new season comes a batch of new characters, including Line of Duty’s Lee Ingleby, who plays the role of new inmate Patrick Morgan.

Read on for everything you need to know about the cast and characters of Screw season 2.

Screw season 2 cast

Lee Ingleby plays Patrick Morgan

Laura Checkley as Jackie Stokes, Lee Ingleby as Patrick Morgan and Faraz Ayub as Ali Shah in Screw season 2, with Patrick being apprehended
Laura Checkley as Jackie Stokes, Lee Ingleby as Patrick Morgan and Faraz Ayub as Ali Shah in Screw season 2.

Who is Patrick Morgan? Patrick Morgan is an inmate who arrives at Long Marsh in season 2 "with a hidden agenda".

Speaking about his character told Channel 4, he said: "When you first meet him, it's his first time in prison. His story is that he's a civil servant on remand, someone who interrupted a burglary for which he has been punished after getting a bit hands-on with the burglar.

"He's incredibly nervous and way out of his depth, so he tries to ingratiate himself with the officers because he feels like he doesn't belong there. Then things go slightly awry."

What else has lee ingleby been in? Ingleby will be known to fans of Line of Duty. He has also appeared in Inspector George Gently, The A Word and Criminal: UK. He also voiced Bob the Builder between 2015 and 2018 and has starred in Luther and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Nina Sosanya plays Leigh

Nina Sosanya as Leigh in Screw wearing a prison officer uniform and smiling
Nina Sosanya as Leigh in Screw. Anne Binckebanck / Channel 4

Who is Leigh? The humourless, mysterious chief "screw" (prison officer) at the fictional Long Marsh Prison.

Where have I seen Nina Sosanya before? She recently played Jo in BBC One's Staged, and Elaine Parry (Will's mother) in His Dark Materials. She's also known for Love Actually, Little Birds, Five Days, W1A (as Lucy), Killing Eve (as Jess), Silk, Twenty Twelve and Cape Wrath.

Stephen Wight plays Gary

Stephen Wight as Gary wearing a prison officer uniform
Stephen Wight as Gary.

Who is Gary? A sexist prison officer who is initially dismissive of new recruit Rose when she first arrives at Long Marsh in season 1.

Where have I seen Stephen Wight before? The actor is probably best known internationally for playing Michaela Coel's on-screen flatmate Ben in I May Destroy You, and you may also recognise him for roles in Men in Black: International, Ashes to Ashes, Manhunt, Silent Witness and Peterloo.

Laura Checkley plays Jackie

Laura Checkley (Jackie), Nina Sosanya (Leigh) wearing prison officer uniforms and looking concerned
Laura Checkley (Jackie), Nina Sosanya (Leigh). Channel 4

Who is Jackie? Another "screw", she's more bubbly and welcoming than her colleague Leigh.

Where have I seen Laura Checkley before? She's starred in In My Skin, King Gary, Brassic, Detectorists (as Louise) and the film Military Wives.

Jamie-Lee O’Donnell plays Rose

Jamie-Lee O’Donnell plays Rose, leaning on a balcony in a prison
Jamie-Lee O’Donnell as Rose. Mark Mainz / Channel 4

Who is Rose? A brand new prison officer recruit barely out of her teens, and determined to prove herself.

Where have I seen Jamie-Lee O'Donnell before? She's best known for playing Michelle in the Channel 4 comedy series Derry Girls, but she's also known for 6Degrees.

Christopher Fulford plays Dolby

Christopher Fulford as Dolby wearing a grey tracksuit leaning on a wall
Christopher Fulford as Dolby.

Who is Dolby? A prisoner newly transferred to Long Marsh Prison in season 1.

Where have I seen Christopher Fulford before? He's recently starred in A Confession, Manhunt, Dark Heart, Grantchester, Whitechapel and The Last Enemy.

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Faraz Ayub plays Ali

Faraz Ayub (Ali), Stephen Wight (Gary) talking to an inmate
Faraz Ayub as Ali.

Who is Ali? A "screw" at Long Marsh Prison.

Where have I seen Faraz Ayub before? He's appeared in Ackley Bridge, The Capture, Innocence, Bodyguard, Silent Witness and Line of Duty.

Who else stars in Screw season 2?

Barnaby Kay (Doctor Who, Holy City) has also joined the cast of season 2 as the prison's new governor.

Meanwhile, Leo Gregory (Green Street) and David Judge (Prey) portray two new prisoners called Tyler Reeks and David Judge respectively, although fans will have to wait for more details on their characters.

Screw begins on Wednesday 30th August at 9pm on Channel 4. Check out more of our Drama coverage or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide to see what's on tonight.

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