Catherine Tate is set to make her return to comedy by writing, directing and starring in a new mockumentary series set in a women’s prison for Netflix.
In a Twitter announcement, the streaming service wrote: “Catherine Tate writes, directs, and stars as multiple characters in a new comedy – Hard Cell! Set at a women’s prison, a documentary crew follows staff and inmates behind bars.”
Executive producer Kristian Smith, later wrote in a statement: “We cannot wait to show audiences on Netflix the inside of HMP Woldsley, our fictional prison occupied by the fantastic creations of Catherine Tate.”
Later adding, “This series is funny and touching all at once, revealing what life might be like in a British women’s correctional facility.”
The six-part series is set to arrive in 2022, with more casting announcements due in the forthcoming weeks.
Hard Cell! will be Catherine Tate’s first on-screen appearance in a comedy capacity since 2018’s Leading Lady Parts which was shown on the BBC. Her most recent work in a series was as Magica De Spell in Scrooge McDuck’s new slapstick vehicle Duck Tales.
As of yet, no trailer has been released as the project is still very much in its early phases, but for now you can check out Tate’s acclaimed Comic Relief skit with none other Craig, Daniel Craig.