Wentworth season 8 comes to Foxtel on July 28

• Wentworth is a Fremantle production for Foxtel

Foxtel has announced that Wentworth season 8 will premiere on Tuesday, July 28 at 8.30pm on Fox Showcase and on Foxtel Now.

The show will also be released Internationally on broadcasters including 5STAR (UK), TVNZ (New Zealand) and Stod 2 (Iceland) after the world premiere on Foxtel.

The shows seventh season finale saw a beloved character written off and the surprise of Joan ‘The Freak’ Ferguson still being alive. In season 8 the prison is still reeling from the aftermath of the bloody siege with a new leader at the helm and four heritage characters from the original Prisoner series set to enter the compound.

Season 8 cast includes: Leah Purcell (Rita Connors),  Pamela Rabe (Joan ‘The Freak’ Ferguson), Kate Atkinson (Vera Bennett), Katrina Milosevic (Sue ‘Boomer’ Jenkins), Robbie Magasiva (Will Jackson), Kate Jenkinson (Allie Novak), Bernard Curry (Jake Stewart), Rarriwuy Hick (Ruby Mitchell) and Susie Porter (Marie Winter) along with new cast members Kate Box (Lou Kelly), Jane Hall (Ann Reynolds), Zoe Terakes (Rebel ‘Reb’ Keane), Vivienne Awosoga (Judy Bryant) and support cast Jacquie Brennan (Linda Miles) and David de Lautour (Dr. Greg Miller).

Also, Wentworth Zoom backgrounds are now available to download at www.foxtel.com.au/wentworth. Set up a Zoom chat with your friends and you can be sitting in specially created virtual Wentworth sets including the yard, laundry, gym or the hub.

Wentworth is a Fremantle production for Foxtel with Fremantle Director of Scripted, Jo Porter and Foxtel’s Senior Drama Consultant, Penny Win as executive producers. Pino Amenta is series producer for season eight. The directors are Kevin Carlin, Beck Cole, Fiona Banks, Corrie Chen, Roger Hodgman and Mat King. The writers are John Ridley, Kim Wilson, Pete McTighe, Max Conroy and Marcia Gardner, who is both script producer and writer.  Season 8 is supported by funding from Film Victoria.

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