Everything We Know About Catherine Tate's New Netflix Series Hard Cell
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Everything We Know About Catherine Tate's New Netflix Series Hard Cell

Molly Raby April 22, 2022

Comedy royalty and national treasure Catherine Tate has been on our screens for decades now, and she has another brilliant show in store for us.

We know Tate from her award winning programme The Catherine Tate Show, as well as playing fan favourite Donna Noble in series three of Doctor Who. She seems to be the master of all accents and personalities; something which is put on display in her new Netflix show.

First we got the highly anticipated The Nan Movie and now we have been blessed with a Netflix comedy called Hard Cell. It seems as though 2022 is Tate’s year!

What Is Hard Cell?

Netflix released the following description of the six part series.

“Hard Cell is 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.”

The show, written by Tate, follows Laura Willis, head of the prison, as she tries to implement ‘rehabilitation through creativity’. This actualises in a musical being performed by the prisoners, which culminates in a shock ending.

The cast includes British legends such as Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders) and Christian Brassington (Poldark).


Shockingly, the show currently has a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which is a feat in itself! However, the general public have taken to Twitter to prove that rating wrong.

Even TV’s own Carol Vorderman tweeted her approval of the show.

The mockumentary is full of laughs and Catherine Tate is in her element, taking on no less than six drastically different roles with ease.

An explosive final episode seems to have everyone hoping for a second series.

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Molly Raby is a freelance journalist who works closely with GRV Media and Freshered. After completing her BA (Hons) in English Language and Creative Writing at Salford University 2022, she began her journey into the world of journalism and copywriting. In addition to writing for Freshered, Molly also wrote for The Gold and Green Crowd, interviewing jockeys, horse trainers and others within racing industry. Molly has a passion for film and TV as well as a keen interest in sports.