Netflix has greenlit a six episode comedy for 2022 called “Hard Cell,” which is written and directed by Catherine Tate (“Doctor Who”, “The Catherine Tate Show”) and is set in a women’s prison. Tate will portray multiple characters as a documentary crew follows the inmates and staff of HMP Woldsley capturing the penal system at its brutal humorous best.
“Hard Cell” is produced by Argonon-backed Leopard Pictures (Mackenzie Crook’s BBC show “Worzel Gummidge”).
Executive producer Kristian Smith said: “We cannot wait to show audiences on Netflix the inside of HMP Woldsley, our fictional prison occupied by the fantastic creations of Catherine Tate. This series is funny and touching all at once, revealing what life might be like in a British women’s correctional facility.”