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||Prisoner||Alive||2013-Present|
|Frankie Doyle||Nicole Da Silva||Prisoner||Alive||2013-Present|
|Doreen Anderson||Shareena Clanton||Prisoner||Alive||2013-Present|
|Liz Birdsworth||Celia Ireland||Prisoner||Alive||2013-Present|
|Jacs Holt||Kris McQuade||Prisoner||Dead||2013|
|Meg Jackson||Catherine McClements||Governor||Dead||2013|
|Vera Bennett||Kate Atkinson||Deputy Governor||Alive||2013-Present|
|Will Jackson||Robbie Magasiva||Officer||Alive||2013-Present|
|Matthew Fletcher||Aaron Jeffrey||Officer||Alive||2013-Present|
|Erica Davidson||Leeanna Walsman||
Lawyer & Governor
|Joan Fegurson||Pamela Rabe||Governor||Alive||2014-Present|
- Erica Davidson has been rumoured to be replaced by Joan Ferguson as she stated that she was the governor.
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. of Episode||Title||Directed By||Written By||Air Date||Australian Views|
|1||No Place Like Home||Kevin Carlin||Pete McTighe||1 May 2013||244,000|
|2||Fly Me Away||Kevin Carlin||Pete McTighe||8 May 2013||102,000|
|3||The Girl Who Waited||Catherine Millar||Pete McTighe||15 May 2013||110,000|
|4||The Things We Do||Catherine Millar||Pete McTighe||22 May 2013||97,000|
|5||The Velvet Curtain||Tori Garrett||Pete McTighe||29 May 2013||115,000|
|6||Captive||Tori Garrett||Pete McTighe||5 June 2013||92,000|
|7||Something Dies||Jet Wilkinson||Pete McTighe||12 June 2013||97,000|
|8||Mind Games||Jet Wilkinson||Lally Katz & Emma J. Steele||19 June 2013||82,000|
|9||To the Moon||Kevin Carlin||Gulia Sandler||26 June 2013||77,000|
|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 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.
Wentworth Prison was confirmed for a third season in January 2014 before the second had even aired on TV.