Netflix is going behind bars. The streamer has ordered a new series of “Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons,” the factual series that looks inside notorious jails.
The SVOD service acquired the earlier version of the show, which was commissioned for Viacom’s Channel 5 in the U.K. It then started talking to the producers of the series, London-based Emporium Productions, about how to work up new episodes as a global original for the Netflix audience.
A new presenter, Raphael Rowe, has been added. A journalist, he served 12 years in a high-security prison in the U.K. for a murder ….