The show's narrator, inmate Augustus Hill, explains the show, and provides context, thematic analysis, and a sense of humor.
Oz chronicles Mc Manus' attempts to keep control over the inmates of Em City. Simmons, Dean Winters, Scott William Winters, Kirk Acevedo, Erik King, Evan Seinfeld, David Zayas, Lauren Vélez, Otto Sanchez, Robert Clohessy, and Edie Falco.
In Finland, it broadcast on the free-to-air channel Nelonen (TV4).
In France, the show aired on commercial cable channel 'Serie Club,' also late at night.
Under Mc Manus and Warden Leo Glynn, all inmates in "Em City" struggle to fulfill their own needs.In Turkey, Oz was aired on Cine5; Dizi Max also aired the re-runs.On April 21, 2009, Variety announced that starting May 31, Direc TV will broadcast all 56 episodes in their original form without commercials and in up-scaled "high definition" on The 101 Network available to all subscribers.This was also the case in Brazil, where it was aired by the SBT Network Corporation, late at night; in Ireland, where the series aired on free-to-air channel TG4 at 11 p.m.; in Israel, where Oz was displayed on the free-to-air commercial Channel 2; in Italy, where it was aired on the free-to-air Italia 1; and in the United Kingdom, where Channel 4 aired the show late at night.In Bosnia and Herzegovina, it was aired on the federal TV station called FTV.