Foxtel today announced Australia’s longest running one hour drama series and global phenomenon Wentworth Season 8 will premiere in June 2020 coinciding with a major fan event – Wentworth Con – coming to Australia.
Wentworth Con will bring its one of a kind experience to Australian fans of Wentworth in Melbourne on June 13-14, 2020. Fans will have the chance to meet and interact with the stars of Wentworth with panels, audience Q&A, photo ops, autograph signing sessions, and more. Wentworth Con is the first official fan convention event dedicated to Foxtel’s award winning Australian drama.
Season 8 cast include: 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), Susie Porter (Marie Winter) along with new cast members Kate Box (Lou Kelly), Jane Hall (Ann Reynolds), Zoe Terakes (Rebel ‘Reb’ Keane) and support cast Jacquie Brennan (Linda Miles) and David de Lautour (Dr. Greg Miller).
Foxtel also announced that Prisoner heritage character, Judy Bryant will enter Wentworth. Vivienne Awosoga (Neighbours, The Time of Our Lives, Peter Rabbit 2) joins the cast for the new season.
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.