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.
|Bea Smith||Danielle Cormack||Main||Rival Top Dog||Alive||2013-|
|Frankie Doyle||Nicole Da Silva||Main||Post-Prisoner||Alive||2013-|
|Doreen Anderson||Shareena Clanton||Main||Peer Worker||Alive||2013-|
|Liz Birdsworth||Celia Ireland||Main||Lagger||Alive||2013-|
Recurring (S1), Main (S2-)
|Simone Slater||Ally Fowler||Recurring (S1-2)||Ex Heavy||Dead||2013-14|
|Jacs Holt||Kris McQuade||Main (S1)||Ex Top Dog||Dead||2013|
|Maxine Conway||Scoratis Otto||Recurring (S2-3), Main (S4-)||Stand In Top Dog||Alive||2014-|
|Jessica Warner||Georgia Chara||Recurring (S2-3)||Dead||2014-15|
|Kaz Proctor||Tammy McIntosh||Recurring (S3), Main (S4-)||Top Dog||Alive||2015-|
|Allie Novak||Kate Jenkinson||Main (S4-)||Dead||2016|
|Sonia Stevens||Sigrid Thornton||Main (S4-)||Remand Prisoner||Alive||2016-|
|Meg Jackson||Catherine McClements||Main (S1)||Former Governor||Dead||2013|
|Vera Bennett||Kate Atkinson||Main||Governor||Alive||2013-|
|Will Jackson||Robbie Magasiva||Main||Deputy Govenor||Alive||2013-|
|Matthew Fletcher||Aaron Jeffrey||Main||Walford Officer||Alive||2013-15|
|Erica Davidson||Leeanna Walsman||Main (S1)||Lawyer & Governor||Alive||2013|
|Linda Miles||Jacqueline Brennan||Recurring||Officer||Alive||2013-|
|Joan Fegurson||Pamela Rabe||Main (S2-)||Former Governor, Inmate||Alive||2014-|
|Bridget Westfall||Libby Tanner||Recurring (S3-)||Psychiatrist||Alive||2015-|
|Jake Stewart||Bernard Curry||Main (S4-)||Junior Officer||Alive||2016-|
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|
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
Original Air Date
|11||0||Look Back At Wentworth||Kevin Carlin||John Ridley||19 May 2014|
|12||1||Born Again||Kevin Carlin||Pete McTighe||20 May 2014||
|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|
No. in series
No. in season
Original Air Date
|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.