The Industry Association for Australian Filmmakers and Performers in the U.S.

Follow Us

    Join AiF Mailling List

AiF News

  • Home
  • News
  • Aussie prison drama Wentworth sold to Channel 5 UK

Aussie prison drama Wentworth sold to Channel 5 UK

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 4:16 PM | Anonymous

FremantleMedia has sold its critically acclaimed Aussie drama “Wentworth” to Channel 5 in the UK. The one-hour prison drama will premiere on the channel August 28 at 10PM.

The show stars Kate Atkinson, Shareena Clanton and Danielle Cormack, and is a modern adaptation of the classic 80s drama “Prisoner: Cell Block H”. 

The ten-part series takes the viewer inside to an uncompromising environment exploring the politics of women in a world without men, and how such a threatening experience both challenges and often changes those confined and working behind the razor wire. 

Each episode explores an individual character’s backstory providing an insight to what makes them tick and the circumstances that led them to Wentworth. In doing so we discover the difference between an inmate and an officer is sometimes simply geography, because they’re all prisoners in surprisingly different ways.

Like the original Prisoner, Wentworth is, at its heart, a series about survival, a character drama featuring women living in a pressure cooker environment. 

Despite the rivalries and power struggles, this family of misfits and rebels are forced to forge unlikely friendships and allegiances if they want to survive their time inside.

Missed the show or would like to watch it all again? 
Season 1 is now available to preorder on DVD and Blu-Ray, which come packed with bonus content, including behind-the-scenes videos and interviews with the cast and crew.

See the full list of Extras below.

Behind the Scenes
”Ramps & Toilet Camera”
“Laundry Room”
“Basketball in North Yard”
“Liz’s Journey”
“On Location at the Velvet Curtain”
“Toni Goodes”
“Franky’s Revenge”
“Fletch & Vera”
“Sea of Grief”
“Biros, Bracelets & Revenge”
Wentworth Set Tour
Tour of Liz’s Cell
What Are You In For?

Cast Interviews
Aaron Jeffery - ‘Fletch’
Catherine McClements - ‘Meg Jackson’
Celia Ireland - ‘Liz’
Danielle Cormack - ‘Bea’
Kate Atkinson - ‘Vera’
Katrina Milosevic - ‘Boomer’
Kris McQuade - ‘Jacs’
Leanna Walsman - ‘Erica’
Nicole Da Silva - ‘Franky’

Crew Interviews
Meet the Costume Team
Costume Department Tour
Kevin Carlin - Director
Craig Barden - Director of Photography
Makeup Department
Paris McKenna - Standby Props

Australians in Film
Raleigh Studios
5300 Melrose Avenue
Suite #B211, Bronson Bldg 
Hollywood, CA 90038

Phone: 323 433 1464

Australians in Film gratefully acknowledges our generous supporters

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software