Foxtel today announced its critically acclaimed exclusive drama series Wentworth season 8 will premiere in July.
Wentworth’s season 7 finale had fans on the edge of their seats with a siege that saw inmates murdered by a corrupt guard, new life born amongst the chaos and a much loved inmate take her final breath, all before the final jaw dropping scene revealing Joan ‘The Freak’ Ferguson is very much alive.
When Wentworth returns in 2020, the prison community is still reeling from the aftermath of the bloody siege with a new leader at the helm and four heritage characters from the original Prisoner series set to enter the compound.
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).
International broadcasters including 5STAR (UK), TVNZ (New Zealand) and Stod 2 (Iceland) are scheduled to roll out the next chapter within days of Foxtel’s unveiling, with many more global territories set to follow.
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.
Teal Tuesday just got better with Wentworth Zoom backgrounds now available to download at www.foxtel.com.au/wentworth. Get your teal on, set up a Zoom chat with your friends and you can be sitting in specially created virtual Wentworth sets including the yard, laundry, gym or the hub.
Wentworth S8 will premiere Tuesday, July 28 at 8.30pm
Watch on FOX SHOWCASE or stream on Foxtel Now
Seasons 1-7 are currently available to stream on demand