Wentworth: trailer

Production resumes on Wentworth this week.


First look at the new season of Wentworth

Production of Season 8 part B resumes this week, to air in 2021.

Marta Dusseldorp was announced on the weekend as portraying Sheila Bausch, on remand for the murder of nine people at True Path, a cult-like lifestyle retreat. Highly intelligent, charismatic and manipulative, Sheila worked as the personal secretary for True Path’s founder, Dr Mendel (Brian Vriends).

Other guest cast include Peter O’Brien (Tony Cockburn), Kevin Harrington (Protective Custody Officer Roberts) and Tom Wren (Dominic Slade).

Jo Porter, Wentworth Executive Producer and Director of Scripted, Fremantle, said: “Together with the cast and crew we are all looking forward to resuming production this week on the final chapter of Wentworth. We have carefully adjusted our production processes to ensure the health and well-being of our team and at the same time ensured we are able to maintain the integrity of our storytelling.”

Season 8 cast includes: Leah Purcell (Rita Connors), Pamela Rabe (Joan ‘The Freak’ Ferguson), Kate Atkinson (Vera Bennett), Katrina Milosevic (Sue ‘Boomer’ Jenkins), Robbie Magasiva (Will Jackson), Kate Jenkinson (Allie Novak), Bernard Curry (Jake Stewart), Rarriwuy Hick (Ruby Mitchell) and Susie Porter (Marie Winter) along with new cast members Kate Box (Lou Kelly), Jane Hall (Ann Reynolds), Zoe Terakes (Rebel ‘Reb’ Keane), Vivienne Awosoga (Judy Bryant) and support cast Jacquie Brennan (Linda Miles) and David de Lautour (Dr. Greg Miller).

Wentworth is a Fremantle production for Foxtel with Fremantle Director of Scripted, Jo Porter and Foxtel’s Senior Drama Consultant, Penny Win as executive producers. Pino Amenta is series producer for season eight. The directors are Kevin Carlin, Beck Cole, Fiona Banks, Corrie Chen, Roger Hodgman and Mat King. The writers are John Ridley, Kim Wilson, Pete McTighe, Max Conroy and Marcia Gardner, who is both script producer and writer. Season 8 is supported by funding from Film Victoria.

Tuesday, July 28 at 8.30pm on FOX Showcase.

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