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Wentworth is an Australian TV Drama produced for Pay TV. The show itself is inspired by classic TV show "Prisoner", or "Prisoner: Cell Block" H as it is known outside Australia. Described as a re-imagining, the show although inspired by the original, is a re-telling of events in a different way.

CastEdit

PrisonersEdit

Character Actor  Classification Role  Status Duration
Bea Smith Danielle Cormack Main Top Dog Alive 2013-Present
Frankie Doyle Nicole Da Silva Main Rival Top Dog Alive 2013-Present
Doreen Anderson Shareena Clanton Main Peer Worker Alive 2013-Present
Liz Birdsworth Celia Ireland Main Lagger Alive 2013-Present
Boomer Katrina Milosevic Recurring (S1), Main (S2-) Heavy Alive 2013-Present 
Simone Slater Ally Fowler Recurring Ex Heavy Dead 2013-2014
Jacs Holt Kris McQuade Main (S1) Ex Top Dog Dead 2013
Maxine Conway Scoratis Otto Recurring (S2), Main (S3-) Heavy Alive 2014-Present
Jessica Warner Georgia Chara Recurring Kidnapper Dead 2014-2015

StaffEdit

Character Actor  Role  Classification Status  Duration
Meg Jackson Catherine McClements Main (S1) Governor  Dead 2013
Vera Bennett Kate Atkinson Main Deputy Governor Alive 2013-Present
Will Jackson Robbie Magasiva Main Officer Alive 2013-Present
Matthew Fletcher Aaron Jeffrey Main Officer Alive 2013-Present 
Erica Davidson Leeanna Walsman Main (S1) Lawyer & Governor Alive 2013
Linda Miles Jacqueline Brennan Recurring (S1-S2),Main (S3-) Officer Alive 2013-Present
Joan Fegurson Pamela Rabe  Main (S2-) Governor Alive  2014-Present 

Season 1 (2013)Edit

Season 1 Premiered on May 1st, 2013 on Foxtel's SoHo channel. Factoring in repeat showings of the event, it became the most watched Australian Pay TV premiere. 

We focus on Bea's arrival at Wentworth Correctional Center, and her transition from a scared housewife, to an influential prisoner. It also re-introduces original characters Doreen, Lizzy, Franky, as well as some of the correctonal officers like Vera, Fletch, Meg, and Erica, and their journeys throughout the series.

Season 1 as well as focusing on the prisoners, also shows how it's not necessarily the prisoners who are living in a prison, and that the staff are mentally feeling like prisoners with their own lives as well.

No. in series No. in Season Title  Directed By Written By Air Date Australian Views
1 1 No Place Like Home Kevin Carlin  Pete McTighe 1 May 2013 244,000 
2 2 Fly Me Away Kevin Carlin Pete McTighe 8 May 2013 102,000
3 3 The Girl Who Waited Catherine Millar Pete McTighe  15 May 2013 110,000
4 4 The Things We Do Catherine Millar Pete McTighe 22 May 2013 97,000
5 5 The Velvet Curtain Tori Garrett Pete McTighe 29 May 2013 115,000
6 6 Captive Tori Garrett Pete McTighe 5 June 2013 92,000
7 7 Something Dies Jet Wilkinson Pete McTighe 12 June 2013  97,000
8 8 Mind Games Jet Wilkinson Lally Katz & Emma J. Steele 19 June 2013 82,000
9 9 To the Moon Kevin Carlin Gulia Sandler  26 June 2013 77,000
10 10 Checkmate Kevin Carlin  Emma J. Steele  3 July 2013  125,000


Season 2 (2014)Edit

Wentworth Prison was confirmed for a second series on June 5th 2013. This was on the same date as the 6th episode of the first season aired. Production began in late 2013 and started filming in 2014.

A Sneak peak was released in 2013, featuring Joan Ferguson. It has been confirmed that Joan Ferguson's character has indeed replaced Erica Davidson. 

It had been stated that the series will begin from 28th August 2014, but the premier date for Season 2 was later confirmed as 20th May 2014.

It was confirmed that all the main cast, apart from Kris McQuade, Catherine McClements and Leeanna Walsman who played Jacs Holt, Meg Jackson and Erica Davidson will not return for the series. While Boomer will return but this time as a main character. Martin Sacks and Ally Fowler will return as part of the recurring cast as Simone Slater and Derek Channing.

Season 2 takes place, beginning three months after the end of Series 1.

There will be 12 Episodes, an upgrade of two episodes. 

No. in series

No. in season

Title

Directed By 

Written By 

Original Air Date

Australian Viewers

11 0 Look Back At Wentworth Kevin Carlin John Ridley 19 May 2014
12 1 Born Again Kevin Carlin  Pete McTighe 20 May 2014

75,000

13 2 Whatever It Takes Kevin Carlin John Ridley 27 May 2014 99,000
14 3 Boys In The Yard Catherine Millar Timothy Hobart 3 June 2014 95,000
15 4 The Danger Within Catherine Millar Marcia Gardner 10 June 2014 66,000
16 5 Twist The Knife Dee McLachlan Pete McTighe 17 June 2014 64,000
17 6 The Pink Dragon Dee McLachlan Marcia Gardner 24 June 2014 100,000
18 7 "Metamorphosis" Pino Amenta John Ridley 1 July 2014 68,000
19 8 "Sins of the Mother" Pino Amenta Timothy Hobart 8 July 2014 79,000
20 9 "The Fixer" Steve Jodrell John Ridley 15 July 2014 87,000
21 10 "Jail Birds" Steve Jodrell Timothy Hobart 22 July 2014 81,000
22 11 "Into the Night" Kevin Carlin Adam Todd 29 July 2014 86,000
23 12 "Fear Her" Kevin Carlin Pete McTighe 5 August 2014 103,000


Season 3 (2015) Edit

No. in series

No. in season

Title

Directed By 

Written By 

Original Air Date

Australian Viewers

24 1 "The Governor's Pleasure" Kevin Carlin Stuart Cole 7 April 2015 100,000
25 2 "Failing Upwards" Kevin Carlin Adam Todd 14 April 2015 94,000
26 3 "Knives Out" Catherine Millar Pete McTighe 21 April 2015 98,000
27 4 "Righteous Acts" Catherine Millar John Ridley 28 April 2015 102,000
28 5 "Mercy" Catherine Millar Adam Todd 5 May 2015 97,000
29 6 "Evidence" Steve Jodrell Stuart Page 12 May 2015 118,000
30 7 The Long Game Steve Jodrell Pete McTighe and Marcia Gardner  19 May 2015 104,000
31 8 Goldfish Kevin Carlin  John Ridley  26 May 2015 108,000
32 9 Freak Show Catherine Millar  Adam Todd  2 June 2015 108,000 
33 10 A Higher Court Catherine Millar  Stuart Page  9 June 2015 127,000
34 11 The Living  and the Dead Steve Jodrell  John Ridley  16 June 2015 109,000
35 12 Blood and Fire Steve Jodrell  Pete McTighe  23 June 2015 140,000

Season 4 (2016) Edit

It was announced on 26 February 2015 that a fourth season, of 12 episodes, had been commissioned. Shooting will begin in late 2015 and airing sometime in 2016.Then the fourth season of 12 episodes will make Wentworth Foxtel’s longest running Australian drama series.

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