The Hunting | New SBS Four-Part Drama with Pamela Rabe

Pamela Rabe will join Asher Keddie and Richard Roxburgh in new four-part drama The Hunting

Seven-time Logie winner Asher Keddie (Offspring, The Cry) and AACTA / Logie winner Richard Roxburgh (Rake, Hacksaw Ridge) lead an ensemble cast in the new four-part SBS original drama The Hunting, which goes into production tomorrow in Adelaide.

Joining these screen icons are Sam Reid (Bloom, Lambs of God), Jessica De Gouw (Arrow, Deadline Gallipoli), Luca Sardelis (Nowhere Boys, Deadlock), Yazeed Daher (The Heights, Safe Harbour), and newcomers Kavitha Anandasivam and Alex Cusack. Rounding out this superb ensemble are Pamela Rabe (Wentworth), Leah Vandenberg (The Letdown), Rodney Afif (Ali’s Wedding), Sachin Joab (Lion) Elena Carapetis (Look Both Ways) and Anni Lindner (Wolf Creek TV).

The Hunting intimately and dramatically imagines the lives of four teenagers, their teachers and families throughout the lead up, revelation and aftermath of a nude teen photo scandal.

When two high school teachers discover students are sharing explicit photos of their underage friends and peers online, the revelation has unbearable consequences for the students and their families. Tackling themes of misogyny, privacy, sexuality and sexualisation, online exploitation, toxic masculinity and gender, the series uses this singular event as a way of exploring some of the most pressing issues of our time and offering a vital portrait of modern, multicultural Australia.

“This is a powerful, thought-provoking story, imbued with complex characters, and drama with big ideas and questions. It is exciting to be working with such high calibre experienced actors as well as talented newcomers, who between them all, reflect the rich cultural diversity of our society,” explained Director Ana Kokkinos.

The Hunting is a Closer Productions production for SBS, with major production investment from SBS and Screen Australia, in association with the South Australian Film Corporation.

The Hunting will premiere on SBS and SBS On Demand later in 2019.


Wentworth Season 8 | Bring Back Joan Ferguson

Renewed: 20 more episodes for Wentworth

Wentworth is to be renewed for 20 new episodes! And that means: Joan Ferguson could be back! Teresa Janzek met Pamela Rabe last week after “The Dance of Death” and when they were talking about Wentworth Pam asked what we thought about it and said “just hang in there a bit longer” 😉 She also said that we should write to the creators and let them know we’re pissed because they do listen! So, if you have a Twitter, Instagram or Facebook account: you know what to do! #BringBackJoanFerguson

Original article:

Hit Foxtel drama Wentworth is to be renewed for 20 new episodes, delighting thousands of fans who had feared the show was ending.

Shooting will recommence next September for screening in 2020 – 2021.

The renewal comes on top of Season 7 already completed earlier this year, taking the series to a total of 100 episodes.

The vote of confidence comes after the rare feat of winning Logies as both Most Outstanding and Most Popular Drama.

Several months ago there was speculation the series was concluding, but Foxtel indicated discussions were ongoing.

That led to a fan campaign to “Save Wentworth” and an early priority for incoming Fremantle CEO Chris Oliver-Taylor.

TV Tonight understands discussions to continue the show took place between Oliver-Taylor, Fremantle Director of Scripted Jo Porter, Foxtel CEO Patrick Delany, Foxtel Executive Director of Television Brian Walsh, and Foxtel Head of Drama Penny Win.

Foxtel is expected to formally announce the renewal in early December.

The series, based on Reg Watson-created Prisoner, is currently Australia’s longest-running one hour drama, sold to 141 international territories, plus German, Dutch & Turkish remakes.

Season 7 is due to screen on FOX Showcase in 2019.


Pamela Rabe: Out Of Wentworth And Onto The Stage

Interview by Liv Steigrad /

We talk the difference between Joan Ferguson, Draco Malfoy, and King Joffrey.

Note: I had the chance to chat to Pamela Rabe, of Wentworth fame (or infamy). There was a small mix-up, and she called the Editor, Silke’s phone instead of mine. When I told Silke who she’d accidentally answered the phone to, she nearly fell off her chair.

You’ve got a bit of variety under your belt – what’s the difference between acting on stage or for film or TV?

Not much! It’s all the same, it’s all about working out what the story needs, how you bounce off your fellow collaborators whether they be the fellow actors, writers, or directors, designers. In the end it’s just a matter of scale sometimes. The biggest difference really is if you work on screen you’re just putting everything out there for other people to put together. If you work on stage, you’re in control of where the story goes. The director goes and it’s just the actors on stage guiding the audience. Read More

Pamela Rabe in The Dance of Death

Sad News: Toby Schmitz cracked Pamela Rabe’s rib

EDIT 18/11: Pamela is ok (no broken rib) and is back on stage tonight! Thanks to Belinda Dyer for letting us know 🙌🏼❤️🙌🏼

Elissa Blake tweeted that “The Dance of Death” was cancelled tonight at the Belvoir St Theatre because Toby Schmitz (who plays Kurt) accidentally cracked Pamela Rabe’s rib on stage.
Wishing her a speedy recovery and hugs ♥️😢 You’re loved, Pam!


Toby Schmitz cracked Pamela Rabe's ribPhoto by Don Arnold/Getty

The Dance of Death Rehearsal Photos

The BelvoirST uploaded some beautiful rehearsal photos (24/10/2018) of Pamela Rabe, Colin Friels and Toby Schmitz  for The Dance of Death  which starts on the 10th of November.

Pamela Rabe | Dance of Death RehearsalsClick above fore more images

There were also some new Pam photos posted on Instagram and Twitter during the last few days. She’s such a sweetheart!

Credit from left to right:
1 sajawazzii: When the freak drops by work. @wentworthonfoxtel @wentworthshowcase #pamelarabe #joanferguson #thefreak #nicelady!
2 catherinecoxy: Life COMPLETE!!! Love Wentworth and met ‘The Freak’ (aka Joan Ferguson) at the airport this morning 🙌 Pamela Rabe, such a good sport!
3 shareenaclanton: I ran into this gorgeous woman yesterday…A wonderful night of laughter and yarns. Love you Pam. X 
4 Ves: A fan pic of when #PamelaRabe was in Tassie! Credit to Dani.
5 + 6 Ves: Some fan pics of #PamelaRabe from when she was in the UK earlier this year. Credit to Roselyn.

Pamela Rabe | The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie section got an update

I’ve added more info and photos from “The Glass Menagarie” in the Theatre section

A beautiful, slightly haunting play, The Glass Menagerie follows a family as it falls apartalong with the dreams that had given them some ragmented substance. Amanda Wingfield is a single mother played by the great Pamela Rabe. Her son Tom, (Luke Mullins) is an aspiring poet who works in a warehouse, her daughter Laura is studying to become a secretary. They live in a small apartment pent up with fantasies and urges, rage and wounded tenderness. It is not a magnificent existence, but each has one true idea for a better life. Enter the Gentleman Caller …

Pamela Rabe in The Glass MenagerieClick on the picture above for more info