In Episode 1 of Wentworth, we are introduced to the women prisoners and a prison baby being raised behind bars.
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Wentworth: Gritty Women’s Prison Drama Returns to Netflix Screens

Wentworth, an Australia-based gritty prison drama is returning back to Netflix screens. Season 7 is expected to be as dark and deep as previous seasons.

What is Wentworth? It’s a contemporary prison drama about women inmates that began in 2013. It follows the story of a wife sentenced to a women’s prison for attempting to kill her husband. The stories and characters unfold as she works her way through the ‘ranks’ of the prison.

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Many viewers find themselves glued to their Netflix screens. But is there a reason to watch season seven after finishing season six of Wentworth?

Turns out, the Australia-based Netflix prison drama is returning for another season! Foxtel, the Australian broadcaster, confirmed the filming of season seven began in April of 2018. Season seven has 12 episodes, just as the first six seasons did.

Viewers in the United States can tune-into seasons 1-6 of Wentworth on Netflix.

When Will Season 7 of Wentworth be Released?

Foxtel confirmed the seventh season of Wentworth will air in 2019. The broadcaster did not give a clear date of exactly when the season will launch.

The 6th season was released in June.

The other seasons were released in April or May. I don’t think season seven should be any different. Series usually follow suit. Hopefully, it will make its season debut around the same time.

Penny Win, the executive producer of Wentworth believes they are already shooting season 7 of the Australian prison drama. Many viewers all over the world have connected and embraced the series. She hopes season seven will be received with a lot of love and support.

Win congratulated the writer and the crew and cast for raising the bar higher every single season. She also gave a big thank you to the fans for the love. They are a huge part of the success of Wentworth.

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Which Characters Will Star in Season 7 of Wentworth?

The previous season introduced three new characters. They have high chances of returning. Expect to see:

  1. Rita Connors (Leah Purcell)
  2. Marie Winter (Susie Porter)
  3. Ruby Mitchell (Rarriwuy Hick)

The return of Joan Ferguson (“The Freak”) is still uncertain especially after season six. Pamela Rabe is highly expected in season seven.

In Episode 1 of Wentworth, we are introduced to the women prisoners and a prison baby being raised behind bars.
In Episode 1 of Wentworth, we are introduced to the women prisoners and a prison baby being raised behind bars. Image Source: Foxtel

Other members of the cast expected to return to Wentworth Women’s Prison include:

  • Jake Stewart (Bernard Curry)
  • Karen Proctor (“Kaz”) (Tammy Maclntosh)
  • Allie Novak (Kate Jenkinson)
  • Will Jackson (Robbie J. Magasiva)
  • Susan Jenkins (“Boomer”) (Katrina Milosevic)

What Will Happen in Season Seven of Wentworth?

Season six ended with a cliffhanger. Be ready for more drama in season seven.

There are rumors season seven is the last season of this award-winning Netflix series. Foxtel has never confirmed the rumors one way or another. Only time will tell.

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