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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.
Wentworth Season 8 Trailer
On the latest episode of ‘Artists in Isolation’, acclaimed Australian director Roger Hodgman, Pamela Rabe’s husband, reflects on the joys of isolating in Southern Tasmania and his incredibly diverse directing career.
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Well the wait is nearly over – get your teal tracksuit ready because season eight will begin on Tuesday July 28 at 8.30pm on FOX SHOWCASE.
Joan ‘The Freak’ Ferguson (Pamela Rabe) in Wentworth Season 8:
The Freak is quite literally back from the dead, after being buried alive in the season five finale – but she’s not behind bars. Living on the streets under the alias Kath Maxwell, she’s busy plotting her revenge on those who wronged her.
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Pam and Kate are going live with SSE on Zoom next Saturday 11th April 2020. Here is the original post:
Pamela Rabe and Kate Atkinson will be joining us LIVE on ZOOM on Saturday 11th April!
12 midday U.K. time and 9pm AEST.
Following on from our Facebook Live chats with some Wentworth cast last year – we are delighted to bring you more opportunities for live chats with the stars you love! Now seems like a good time to continue some online fun, with all that’s going on in the world.
A new link will be posted on our Facebook page at the time and date shown above so you can log-on to catch our live interview with Pamela & Kate and maybe get the chance to ask a question live!
We are also requesting you submit any questions in advance so please post them HERE and our chat host will pick some at random!
Create an account / download Zoom via www.zoom.us
See you on Saturday!
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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…
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.
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.”