Returning: Wentworth

Wentworth returns for its seventh season in late May.

The 10 part series opens with the prison on the brink of imploding as the fiery confrontation between two emerging titans, Rita (Leah Purcell) and Marie (Susie Porter), is imminent.

Returning cast include Leah Purcell (Rita Connors), Susie Porter (Marie Winter), Kate Atkinson (Vera Bennett), Celia Ireland (Liz Birdsworth), Katrina Milosevic (Sue ‘Boomer’ Jenkins), Robbie Magasiva (Will Jackson), Tammy MacIntosh (Kaz Proctor), Kate Jenkinson (Allie Novak), Bernard Curry (Jake Stewart), Rarriwuy Hick (Ruby Mitchell), Jacqueline Brennan (Linda Miles)

Guest cast this season includes David de Lautour and Rick Donald.

Brian Walsh, Foxtel’s Executive Director of Television, said: “This is a huge year for drama on Foxtel and especially so for our Australian titles, which are spearheaded by the remarkable Wentworth, now in its seventh season. This year the producers and writers have pushed the boundaries even further, the storytelling is as bold and confronting as it’s ever been and the performances from this dynamic ensemble are superb. Fans won’t be disappointed. On any measure, this is television drama at its very best.

Wentworth is a global success story, not just for Foxtel, but for our local industry. It is a distinguished production, a brilliant showcase for our talent on and off the screen and a captivating viewing experience for our customers and broadcast partners around the world,” he said.

A Fremantle production for Foxtel, Wentworth has garnered a large and loyal audience all over the world with over 140 territories including United Kingdom, France, Canada, Finland, Israel and Macedonia screening the series and adaptations produced in four countries.

Wentworth created history being the first Australian drama to win both the Most Outstanding Drama and Most Popular Drama TV Week Logie Awards for its fifth season, bringing the series’ total number of Logie Awards to six, along with four AACTA Awards and four ASTRA Awards.

Tuesday, May 28 at 8.30pm on FOX Showcase.

5 Comments:

  1. As a huge fan of Wentworth I felt that last season was its worse ever and was surprised it got renewed. Just when you thought they couldn’t top the previous season they finally ran out of ideas. Wentworth prison. Bea Smith, Franks Doyle & Joan Fergusson were the stars and are huge losses to Wentworth. It’s such a shame it didn’t go out on top.

    • I disagree. 10 episodes is perfect. That ensures the show remains all killer and no filler. Less is more in this bloated TV world we are living in at the moment.

  2. Let’s face it, that trailer doesn’t give much away. In fact considering the focus on past characters in the first half, one might even say it’s slightly misleading. But by the end I was still goose-bumped and champing at the bit to get stuck in. Damn, I love this show.

  3. Can’t wait to see this back on our screens. One of, if not the best show to come out of Australia, ever.

    The production, casting, writing and the performances from the top right down have been phenomenal and to have it for at least 3 more seasons is excellent news.

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