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Netflix announces new Catherine Tate comedy series Hard Cell

Netflix announces new Catherine Tate comedy series Hard Cell

The six part series is in production now and will launch on Netflix in 2022.

Hard Cell Synopsis A new Netflix comedy series written and directed by Catherine Tate set in a women’s prison. Tate plays multiple characters as a documentary crew follows the inmates and staff of HMP Woldsley capturing the penal system at its brutal humorous best.

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.”

Catherine Tate said: “Exciting aint it? Exciiiiiiiiiiiting!!!”

Further casting includes:

  • DEAN played by Christian Brassington

  • ANASTASIA played by Niky Wardley

  • CAL played by Lorna Brown

  • SAL played by Caroline Harding

  • CHARLEE played by Jola Olajide

  • MARTIN played by Duncan Wisbey

Niky Wardley and Alex Carter are part of the creative team behind Hard Cell.


Leopard Pictures is a British scripted indie run by award winning Executive, Kristian Smith. Leopard have created critically acclaimed scripted television programmes alongside an ever-growing slate, which spans drama, comedy, film and family. Working with award winning writers, directors and actors, Leopard strives to tell popular stories for UK and International broadcasters and platforms.

Elliot Berry

Publicity Manager UK/IE