Coming in 2017
Wentworth is a dynamic, often confronting, drama series that begins with Bea Smith being sent to prison. Set in the present day, it’s a modern interpretation of Prisoner that re-imagines and contemporises iconic characters from the original for today’s audience. Powered by edge-of-your-seat drama, self deprecating humour, and lasting friendships, it takes the audience inside an uncompromising environment that explores the politics of women in a world without men and how such a confronting experience both challenges and changes you, sometimes for the better.
Wentworth is now screening in over 90 countries and boasts numerous nominations and awards for its first three seasons, including the prestigious peer voted TV WEEK Logie Award for Most Outstanding Drama Series (S2), Danielle Cormack (plays Bea Smith) won the Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actress in a Drama for S2 and Pamela Rabe won the ACCTA Best Lead Actress in a Drama for her chilling portrayal of Joan Ferguson in S3.
Wentworth stars Danielle Cormack as Bea Smith, Nicole da Silva as Franky Doyle, Pamela Rabe as Joan Ferguson, Kate Atkinson as Vera Bennett, Celia Ireland as Liz Birdsworth, Shareena Clanton as Doreen Anderson, Katrina Milosevic as Sue “Boomer” Jenkins, Robbie Magasiva as Will Jackson, Socratis Otto as Maxine Conway, Tammy MacIntosh as Kaz Proctor, Sigrid Thornton as Sonia Stevens, Kate Jenkinson as Allie Novak and Bernard Curry as Jake Stewart. Supporting cast includes Libby Tanner as Bridget Westfall, Jacquie Brennan as Linda Miles, Martin Sacks as Derek Channing, Sally-Anne Upton as Lucy Gambaro, Charli Tjoe as Tina Mercado, Ra Chapman as Kim Chang and Steve Bastoni as Don Kaplan.
Foxtel has renewed Wentworth for a 12 episode fifth season to premiere in 2017, only on Foxtel.