Due to a cult-following, Wentworth will commence production of the sixth season according to Foxtel and FremantleMedia Australia.
The prison-themed drama series, which premiered in 2013, is distributed by FremantleMedia International and is now viewed in more than 140 territories and there are productions in Dutch, German and Flemish.
FremantleMedia Director of Drama Jo Porter said “Getting to a sixth season is something none of us take for granted. Key to this is the unwavering dedication to the show by the incredible Wentworth audience both in Australia and around the world. Like us they are drawn to our exceptional cast who embody the diverse, complex and intriguing characters who populate the intense world of Wentworth and its high stakes and compelling stories.
“None of this would be possible without our wonderful partners Foxtel. Together with series producer Pino Amenta, the wonderful team of writers, directors, crew, and cast, we all look forward to opening the gates of Wentworth for the next chapter. Knowing what they have in store fans won’t be disappointed and we can’t wait to get started.”
The show has garnered attention of industry elites by of prestigious awards including, the 6th AACTA Award for Most Outstanding Drama Series.
It was also nominated in the 59th TV WEEK Logie Awards in the popular voted Best Drama Series category and the industry voted categories of Most Outstanding Drama Series, Most Outstanding Supporting Actress for Nicole da Silva as Franky Doyle, and Most Outstanding Actress for Danielle Cormack in her final season as Bea Smith.
The sixth season will officially air in 2018.
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