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The Australian television program Wentworth is a contemporary reimagining of Prisoner: Cell Block H, which ran for seven years from 1979 to 1986. 

The Foxtel series, which debuted in 2013 and streams worldwide on Netflix, started off following Bea Smith's arrival behind bars and her rise up the prison ranks to "Top Dog."

By Season 5, the format of the series shifted its focus to include the wider Wentworth ensemble, much like Netflix's Orange Is the New Black. 

Wentworth has received such critical praise and viewer fanfare that the series made a comeback for Season 8 after Foxtel had initially decided not to renew the show past its seventh season.

The network has ultimately decided that 2021's Season 9 will mark the end of this prison drama.

Network: Foxtel

First Episode Date: May 1, 2013


  • Danielle McCormack (Bea Smith)
  • Kate Atkinson (Vera Bennett)
  • Robbie Magasiva (Will Jackson)
  • Katrina Milosevic (Susan "Boomer" Jenkins)
  • Nicole da Silva (Francesca Doyle)
  • Cecila Ireland (Elizabeth "Liz" Birdsworth)
  • Shareen Clanton (Doreen Anderson)
  • Pamela Rabe (Joan Ferguson)
  • Kate Jenkinson (Allie Novak)
  • Bernard Curry (Jake Stewart)
  • Leah Purcell (Rita Connors)
  • Susie Porter (Marie Winter)
  • Rarriwuy Hick (Ruby Mitchell)
  • Jane Hall (Ann Reynolds)
  • Kate Box (Lou Kelly)
  • Aaron Jeffrey (Matthew Fletcher)
  • Socratis Otto (Maxine Conway)
  • Tammy MacIntosh (Karen Proctor)
  • Sigrid Thornton (Sonia Stevens)

Where to Watch: Netflix

Latest Wentworth News and Updates

  • Kaz Proctor on 'Wentworth.'

    On the Season 7 Finale of 'Wentworth,' Someone Finally Admitted to Killing Kaz (SPOILERS)

    Who killed Kaz on 'Wentworth'? The perpetrator was finally revealed in the Season 7 finale — and fans did not see it coming at all. Details!
    By Allison Cacich
  • Rita (Leah Purcell) on 'Wentworth.'

    Here's the Reason Rita Is Allowed to Wear Her Own Clothes in 'Wentworth'

    Here's why Rita is seen wearing denim and other normal everyday clothes during her time in 'Wentworth,' while the other women wear their uniforms.
    By Pippa Raga
  • Ruby on 'Wentworth.'

    Ruby Has Been Through the Ringer in Season 7 of 'Wentworth' — But Does She Die?

    Does Ruby die in Season 7 of 'Wentworth'? Here's what you need to know about where Ruby ended up at the end of the absolutely insane season.
    By Pippa Raga
  • Joan "The Freak" Ferguson on 'Wentworth.'

    Dead or Alive? Here's What the 'Wentworth' Finale Means for Joan "The Freak" Ferguson (SPOILERS)

    Fans of the Australian prison drama ‘Wentworth’ want to know whether Joan "The Freak" Ferguson, governor turned inmate, is really dead.
    By Pippa Raga
  • 'Wentworth' cast

    The Petitions Worked and 'Wentworth' Is Coming Back for Season 8!

    Will there be a ‘Wentworth’ Season 8? Considering how things left off in Season 7, fans are dying to know how their favorite inmates are doing.
    By Pippa Raga
  • Behind the scenes of 'Wentworth.'

    Take a Look Inside the Fictional Prison Where 'Wentworth' Is Set

    Fans of 'Wentworth,' the Australian drama about a women's correctional center, are wondering if the show is set in a real prison. Details inside.
    By Pippa Raga
  • Cast of Foxtel's series 'Wentworth.'

    Here's the 'Wentworth' Recap You Need Before Season 8

    Given the upcoming release of 'Wentworth's final season, it's normal to need a refresher on where we left our beloved inmates. Here's the recap of Season 7.
    By Pippa Raga
  • Maxine Conway on Wentworth

    It Doesn't Seem Like Maxine Will Ever Come Back to 'Wentworth'

    'Wentworth' has killed a lot of beloved characters over the years, but what happened to Maxine Conway? Keep reading for answers.
    By Pippa Raga
  • Susan "Boomer" Jenkins (Katrina Milosevic) on Wentworth

    Here's What You Need to Know About Boomer, Everyone's Favorite 'Wentworth' Inmate

    Australian prison drama 'Wentworth' has returned for American viewers. Keep reading to learn more about fan-favorite inmate, Susan "Boomer" Jenkins.
    By Pippa Raga
  • Lou Kelly's boyfriend Reb on 'Wentworth.'

    Non-Binary Actor Zoe Terakes Brings Authenticity to 'Wentworth's Reb

    Who plays Reb in the Australian prison drama 'Wentworth'? Here's what you need to know about actor Zoe Terakes, and where you've seen them before.
    By Pippa Raga
  • Allie Novak on 'Wentworth.'

    Is 'Wentworth's Top Dog Dead? (SPOILERS!)

    Season 8 of 'Wentworth' ended on a shocking note: Top Dog Allie Novak was stabbed in the back in the shower block. Is she dead? SPOILERS.
    By Pippa Raga
  • Final season of 'Wentworth.'

    Here's What We Can Expect From 'Wentworth's Final Season

    'Wentworth' is set to return one last time. Here's everything we know about the upcoming final season, including when it will premiere.
    By Pippa Raga
  • Marie Winter (Susie Porter) on 'Wentworth.'

    'Wentworth's Marie Winter Oversaw a Reign of Terror as Top Dog

    When we started watching Season 8 of 'Wentworth,' it was clear that everyone was against Marie. In this story, we jog your memory as to why that is.
    By Pippa Raga
  • Franky Doyle on 'Wentworth.'

    Whatever Happened to 'Wentworth' Inmate Franky Doyle?

    With so many seasons of Australian prison drama 'Wentworth' to see, it's easy to forget what happened to the Day 1 inmates. So, does Franky die?
    By Pippa Raga
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