Wentworth season 8: Wentworth is an Australian television prison drama program, also known as Wentworth Prison or Wentworth: Redemption. Lara Radulovich, David Hannam, and Reg Watson developed Wentworth. It is based on Reg Watson’s original concept.
Its genre is similar to ‘Orange is the new Black’ but Wentworth shows more reality of what exactly happens behind the bars.
This show has received positive reviews from critics, and its first episode with 244000 views, became the most-watched Australian drama series premiere in Foxtel history.
The network has released seven seasons of the show so far. And, Foxtel gave the green light to the next season.
Here’s everything we know about the upcoming season of Wentworth.
Wentworth Season 8 Release Date: When will it air?
An eighth and ninth season has been commissioned. The eighth season is set to premiere on 28 July 2020 in Australia and the ninth season in 2021. The ninth season will be serving as the final season to the series, consisting of 10 episodes.
Wentworth season 8 will premiere in September 2020 on Netflix.
Wentworth Season 8 Cast: Who all are returning in the new season?
Few of our favorites from previous seasons like Kate Atkinson as Vera Bennett, Robbie J. Magasiva as Will Jackson, Katrina Milosevic as Susan Jenkins aka Boomer, Kate Jenkinson as Allie Novak, Bernard Curry as Jake Stewart, Leah Purcell as Rita Connors, Susie Porter as Marie Winter, Rarriwuy Hick as Ruby Mitchell, and Nicole da Silva as Francesca Doyle (Franky) may return.
Additionally, there are three new characters. Kate Box as Lou Kelly, Zoe Terakes as Reb Keane, and Jane Hall as the strict General Manager Ann Reynolds.
Celia Ireland as Elizabeth Birdsworth and Tammy Macintosh as Karen Proctor won’t make a return for the new season.
Wentworth Season 8: What is expected to happen in the new season?
Wentworth next season will pick up sometime following the siege at the end of Season 7 where the prisoners and staff are struggling to rebuild their lives after the assault. The new General Manager deals with the fallout from the siege and Will’s mismanagement of the Prison.
Here’re the titles of first four episodes of Season 8 –episode 1 as ‘Resurrection’, episode 2 as ‘Secrets We Keep’, episode 3 as ‘Fallen Angel’, and episode 4 as ‘Revenge’.