Season 8 Part Two coming 24 August 2021
Season 8 (Part 1) of Australian television drama series Wentworth, titled Wentworth: Redemption, premiered on Fox Showcase on 28 July 2020. The ten-episode season is the series’ penultimate season as it has been announced that the show will end in 2021. The story picks up sometime following the siege at the end of the previous season where the prisoners and staff struggle to rebuild their lives as they struggle to cope in the aftermath. In season 8 Part 1 Joan Ferguson returns, and it is explained how she escaped death after being buried alive by Will Jackson.
This season introduced four new main characters: Ann Reynolds (Jane Hall), Lou Kelly (Kate Box), Judy Bryant (Vivienne Awosoga), Reb Keane (Zoe Terakes), and special guest star Marta Dusseldorp as Sheila Bausch.
Joan ‘The Freak’ Ferguson (Pamela Rabe)
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.