The location for Wentworth, a former Newport education site, has been deconstructed of its prison fittings after filming concluded earlier this month.
But they may be given to the Australian Centre for the Moving Image at Federation Square. Or are there other notions afoot?
“The Victorian Government have plans for that site, we always had to move out of there this year,” executive producer Jo Porter has told the Herald Sun. “But we’ve relocated sites once before.”
Indeed. The first three seasons were filmed at an old pharmaceutical factory in Clayton. The Newport site is set to be razed, likely for apartments.
Last night the final episode of Season 8 Part I screened on FOX Showcase, with the final 10 episodes to screen next year.
But, as recently tipped by TV Tonight, producers Fremantle have also not ruled out other plans for the show.
Script Producer Marcia Gardner recently said, “I believe that anything is possible. But that’s out of my hands. It’s entirely up to Foxtel.”
“Never say never,” Porter also indicates. “It feels like this chapter of the show has finished. This season has had a big spike in audience domestically. We’re getting new audiences all the time. There’s a few characters who survive, there are possibilities but at the moment we’re focusing on this being a beautiful bow to draw a close to this chapter.”