Acclaimed actress Marta Dusseldorp arrives in Wentworth on Tuesday when her character Sheila Bausch enters the compound.
Sheila is charged with multiple counts of murder, but when it is revealed she is part of the True Path cult Lou (Kate Box) and Reb (Zoe Terakes), escaped from, long held secrets threaten to be exposed.
Marta Dusseldorp said: “I jumped at the chance to play the role of Sheila; she is very different to the roles I have played recently. Having always admired Wentworth from afar I am grateful for the opportunity to join this stellar ensemble in its final season”.
Fremantle Director of Scripted Jo Porter said: “Marta’s performances are always so exciting: infusing a sense of danger, intrigue and depth into the roles she plays. We are so proud of the roll call of Australia’s finest actors that have joined us on Wentworth and thrilled to be able to now add Marta’s name to that list. I know audiences will be as excited as we were to see her pull on the teal to join us playing the mercurial and tortured Sheila Bausch – her performance is of course once again captivating.”
The last episode of the current season will screen Tuesday September 29, 2020, with the final ten episodes airing in 2021.
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 September 22 at 8.30pm on FOX Showcase.