Wentworth Season 8 coming July 28 2020 | Pamela Rabe as Joan Ferguson

Official Wentworth Season 8 Trailer

The trailer for Wentworth Season 8 is finally here! And Joan is back…

WARNING: Spoilers from earlier seasons

After almost a year of waiting for new episodes to drop, fans of hit prison drama Wentworth have been treated to a brand new season 8 trailer ahead of next month’s premiere.

And it looks as gritty and dramatic as ever.

Following the jaw-dropping season seven finale, the hugely popular Aussie prison drama returns with season 8 on Tuesday July 28 at 8.30pm on FOX SHOWCASE.

The show, which has a diehard loyal fanbase around the world, aired season seven in May last year, with fans eagerly awaiting the next chapter after an explosive finale that saw the unexpected return of Joan “The Freak” Ferguson, played by Pamela Rabe.

The next chapter will see the prison community reeling from the aftermath of season 7’s bloody siege, with a new leader at the helm and four heritage characters from the original Prisoner series set to shake things up.

The show’s stellar Aussie female cast, including Leah Purcell, Susie Porter and Kate Atkinson will all be returning for the new season’s 10 episodes.

Joining the cast is leading Australian actress Marta Dusseldorp as Sheila Bausch, who comes to Wentworth on remand for the murder of nine people at True Path, a cult-like lifestyle retreat.

Of joining the ensemble case, star of A Place to Call Home Dusseldorp said: “I was just so honoured and excited to come on. I said yes straight away. Wentworth is always so beautifully told.”

Other newbies in the line-up include Kate Box, Jane Hall and Zoe Terakes.

Prisoner heritage character Judy Bryant will also enter Wentworth for the penultimate season, played by Vivienne Awosoga.

Wentworth‘s ninth and final season will air next year on Foxtel, with production having resumed this week following coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

“We have carefully adjusted our production processes to ensure the health and wellbeing of our team and at same time ensured we are able to maintain the integrity of our storytelling,” executive producer Jo Porter said.

The first seven seasons of Wentworth are currently available to stream on Foxtel Demand.

Source: dailytelegraph.com.au


Wentworth Season 8 Trailer

 

Wentworth season 8 coming to Foxtel in June 2020

Wentworth Season 8 is coming in June: “Things will change”

Wentworth Season 8 is coming to Foxtel in June 2020 and we got 2 new promo photos of Pamela Rabe as Joan Ferguson plus the following short teaser video:

Some secrets don’t stay buried…


Hold up! Wentworth’s eighth season will be with us in June. And a new cast photo reveals a very Freak-y development!

Stop the (steam) press! We now know when Wentworth’s eighth season is due to hit FOX SHOWCASE.

You’d better spend the next few months familiarising yourself with all the teal trauma we’ve seen over seven seasons, as the new instalment has been confirmed to arrive in June.

By then, we might have just about recovered from the incredibly tense siege that was the culmination of last year’s seventh season, which many fans and critics have dubbed the best ever of this Logie-winning drama.

Pamela Rabe as Joan Ferguson in Wentworth Season 8 - Coming June 2020

Robbie Magasiva, whose character Will Jackson had the misfortune of being acting governor while the siege occurred, says it’s certainly going to be a prickly time for Will – especially considering the siege was brought about by the inmate he’d been romantically involved with: namely Marie Winter (Susie Porter). And that’s only the beginning! “I think things in the broader picture of Wentworth Prison will change,” he tells us.

And if the siege itself wasn’t tense enough, fans won’t forget that final shot before the credits rolled – seeing Joan ‘The Freak’ Ferguson (Pamela Rabe) standing by the side of the road. Considering we’d thought she’d been buried alive, it was one almighty mic-drop!

With Rabe appearing in the cast shot for the new season, everyone (inmates, prison staff and viewers included) will surely need to watch their backs. Magasiva will only tease us with this: “Everything’s hunky-dory until The Freak comes back.”

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Wentworth Season 8 Coming April 2020 with Pamela Rabe as Joan Ferguson

Wentworth Season 8 Coming April 2020

We finally have a date for Wentworth Season 8 – April 2020! This was officially confirmed on the Foxtel website.

One of Australia’s most awarded TV shows and voted Show Of The Decade (TV Tonight), Wentworth s8 is coming! Back by popular demand and with three heritage characters from the original prisoner series.

Wentworth s8 will arrive in April 2020 on FOX SHOWCASE [115]. s1 – 7 available to stream On Demand*

Thanks to Ves who posted this on Twitter!

Source: foxtel.com.au

Wentworth Season 8 | Pamela Rabe as Joan Ferguson


There’s also a new photo of Pamela Rabe which was posted by Noah Roberts on Instagram today

Pamela Rabe | February 2020 | Photo by instagram.com/noah__roberts/

Pamela Rabe as Joan Ferguson | Wentworth to end after Season 9

Wentworth to end after Season 9

WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Season 7 of Wentworth…

Wentworth fans will be sad to hear the iconic prison drama is coming to an end, with filming for the final 20 episodes set to commence soon. Foxtel Executive Director of TV Brian Walsh confirmed the upcoming episodes will be the show’s final batch, in a recent interview with TV Tonight.
However, the show won’t be wrapping up in a hurry. Those episodes will be spread over two seasons, expected to conclude in 2021. The additional episodes, which will make up season eight and nine, will officially cement Wentworth’s status as Australia’s longest-running one hour drama series.
“Foxtel is proud and delighted to confirm a further 20 episodes of Wentworth. The renewal of this much loved drama is testament to Foxtel’s unwavering commitment to Australian story-telling,” Brian told TV WEEK earlier this year when the series was renenwed.
“Wentworth has captivated audiences in Australia and all over the world with its gritty nailbiting storylines, remarkable performances by an extensive ensemble cast and high production values. The commissioning of these additional episodes will see it reach an extraordinary 100 episodes”.

Pamela Rabe is back as Joan Ferguson in Wentworth Season 8The Freak sat by a fire pit, staring ominously at the flames.

The announcement follows on from a jaw-dropping finale to the seventh season, which ended with a number of bombshells. First and foremost, Joan “The Freak” Ferguson was revealed to be ALIVE.
The final episode picked up with Sean Brody (Rick Donald) and prisoner Marie Winter (Susie Porter) keeping several inmates, along with pregnant Governor Vera Bennett (Kate Atkinson), hostage. In the siege, Brody killed Vicky Kosta (Artemis Ioannides) and Boomer’s mum May Jenkins (Anni Finsterer).
We also found out it was Brody who killed the prison’s top dog Kaz Proctor (Tammy MacIntosh), after he discovered she knew about the blackmail file Marie had on the Attorney General Michael Heston (David Downer).
As this played out, the corrupt Attorney General arrived to make sure his operation to get Marie to safety was going according to plan. He “agreed to Brody’s demands” and ordered a chopper to the prison. Read More

Pamela Rabe | Joan Ferguson returns to Wentworth for Season 8

Kate Atkinson interview about Pamela Rabe’s return to Wentworth

There’s a new interview with Kate Atkinson about the Wentworth season finale on NT News. Here’s the part about Pam:


Apparently there is no coffin that can hold Joan ‘The Freak’ Ferguson. She is alive and well and living rough on the streets of Melbourne.

That’s how season seven of Wentworth ended, with The Freak surfacing just before the end credits, lurking around in a hoodie, keeping warm around a fire, no doubt plotting her revenge.

Fans of the show had closure on one of Australian TV’s most iconic characters of all time when what was believed to be Ferguson’s corpse was shown in this series.

Ferguson, played to perfection by Pamela Rabe (she joined the show in 2014), was being buried alive by prison guard Will Jackson (Robbie J Magasiva) in last season’s cliffhanger.

However Rabe will return to Wentworth for series eight, which starts filming in Melbourne in October.

Kate Atkinson, who plays The Freak’s one-time mentoree and full-time nemesis — prison governor Vera Bennett — is delighted.

She’s also delighted Vera, who spent the last episode of season seven pregnant and at gunpoint in a siege, made it out alive, with a daughter (born, of course, in the prison’s boiler room).

“I knew quite early on the writers had been strategizing to somehow work The Freak back into the story,” Atkinson says.

Pamela Rabe returns as Joan Ferguson for Wentworth Season 8 | Photo: FoxtelPamela Rabe returns as Joan Ferguson for Wentworth Season 8 | Photo: Foxtel

“Pam Rabe and I have a very happy collaborative relationship. I don’t quite know what’s in store for us, but the Vera and Ferguson story is not finished. We’ve stayed in contact since she left the show but to have her back in the prison is beyond exciting. I can’t say anything but the writers pull off the most implausible things. How do you literally bring someone back from the dead? But they will. They’ve got some cunning and clever storylines for The Freak. It’s fascinating stuff.”

While there’s been some fan backlash to The Freak’s return, Atkinson says viewers should wait until the new episodes air next year to judge.

“The Freak brought a different dimension to the show. Wentworth has never pretended to be a documentary or social realism, it’s heightened, heightened drama. She just brought a whole other kind of theatrical height to this show. The writers loved playing with it. They’re teetering on the edge of the logic of how you make these things work but it works because they’ve told me how they’re doing it. And I think people want to go for the ride. If that means having Pamela Rabe back on your screens we should all be very happy.”

Atkinson says that final scene, with The Freak’s return, was kept deliberately top secret.

“There’s a few other people in that scene, but they’re all crew or writers or staff, so that no one would know The Freak was coming back. All it takes is one loose cannon. That was a very closed set.”

The full interview is available at ntnews.com.au


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Joan Ferguson is alive! Will Pamela Rabe return for Wentworth Season 8 and 9

Wentworth – The Freak is Alive! Pamela Rabe Will Return For Season 8

Almost had a heart attack after seeing the last few seconds of season 7! Best news 2019 so far! Check out this nowtolove.com.au article for everything about this fantastic Wentworth season finale + a short video of Joan’s return!

Jo Porter about the episode:

Jo, we need to know, was it always your intention to have The Freak re-appear at some point?
You might have noticed we never had DNA confirmation that it was actually her in the box – and if anyone could pull this off, well it would be Joan! I can’t wait for the audience theories on how this was possible. I will say [script producer] Marcia Gardner and her writing team have once again done an incredible job of earthing the Joan story – no pun intended!
We know it’s early days, but can you hint at what may be explored in the final 20 episodes?
The ending of series seven has left some tantalising story threads hanging. How will the prison rebuild after the trauma of the failed siege (Marie has been exposed to the women for her role in this)? How will Boomer and Ruby cope inside without the person who had their back? Rita is in police protection, we’ll see Vera coping as a mother, and who will take over the mantle of Top Dog? And, of course, the big one – just how DID Joan Ferguson survive?

Source: nowtolove.com.au


Wentworth season 7 finale bombshells revealed!

Deaths, shock returns and LOTS of tears… Everything that happened in that heartbreaking finale.

It’s shock, after shock, after shock in Wentworth’s explosive season finale!
And before you continue reading, we have to warn you:

MAJOR, MAJOR, MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD

Fans have been left reeling after the death of two inmates… and the shock return of The Freak!
That’s right. The Wentworth season seven finale has just aired, and it ended with the mother of all cliffhangers: the return of The Freak!

Just when we thought we couldn’t be any more flabbergasted, along came a final scene, which showed Joan Ferguson (Pamela Rabe) alive and well, seemingly living rough and presumably quietly scheming her revenge.

We’ve got ACTUAL chills!

What this means for Will (Robbie Magasiva), Vera (Kate Atkinson) and Jake (Bernard Curry) is anyone’s guess. But all we can say is thank goodness this show got a last-minute reprieve and was picked up for another 20 episodes, because now we’ll actually get to find out!

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