CHECK TO SEE IF THE FIRST SEASON OF HARD CELL IS BASED ON A TRUE STORY!
Hard Cell is now streaming on Netflix! Continue reading to find out if Hard Cell is based on a true story! Empathy is the thread that runs through Hard Cell’s story. That statement is mostly true until a plotline appears out of nowhere and changes the tone so drastically that it feels like a disaster instead of suspense and thrill. Read this to find out if a second season will be made.
In this mockumentary, Catherine Tate, who co-directed the series with James Kayler, plays six characters. Laura Willis, the governess of HMP Woldsley women’s prison, is the first in the cast of characters. Laura readily admits that becoming the governess of a women’s prison was not her first choice. Read on to learn if it’s a real prison and where it was filmed.
But now that she’s here, she plans to make small changes to help inmates reintegrate into society. Laura’s philosophy sounds a lot like Wernham Hogg manager David Brent’s, who saw himself as a positive change leader. Is Hard Cell, on the other hand, based on a true story?
IS THERE A TRUE STORY BEHIND HARD CELLS?
Hard Cell isn’t based on a true story, to be sure. Rather, it is based on Catherine Tate’s observations of the United Kingdom’s flawed prison system and the charities that run talent competitions and theatrical productions in prisons.
Catherine revealed that Cheryl Fergison, who portrays herself on the show, visits prisons in real life to assist ex-convicts and performs in musicals similar to the one depicted on screen.
The show realistically depicts the harsh realities of prison life as well as the flawed nature of the legal system. It reflects a shocking reality, as reports from the Prison Policy Initiative show that, compared to the 10% of all incarcerated people with a conviction, a quarter of incarcerated women in the United States are women.
This is just the tip of the iceberg, as inmates face serious racial discrimination and a lack of rehabilitation programs once they are released. The majority of women have had traumatic childhoods and are likely to have been poor.
In addition, many cases of violence and sexual abuse have occurred in prisons, often at the hands of prison officials. As a result, we can rest assured that, while Hard Cell is not based on a true story, the series accurately depicts real-life events.