Foxtel reveals Wentworth is set for a May return

Foxtel’s highly anticipated original drama series Wentworth returns next month it has been confirmed.

The critically acclaimed mega fan favourite 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 after the season 6 bloody finale.

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.

“The must-watch seventh season which consists of 10 episodes will elevate Wentworth to the next level. All episodes from previous seasons are also available to stream on Foxtel, so new or established viewers can always re-live the Wentworth journey.”

This seasons stellar cast includes: 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) and introduces guest cast David de Lautour and Rick Donald. 

Wentworth begins Tuesday, May 28 at 8.30pm, watch on FOX SHOWCASE or stream new episodes every week on Foxtel.