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”
“Basketball in North Yard”
“On Location at the Velvet Curtain”
“Fletch & Vera”
“Sea of Grief”
“Biros, Bracelets & Revenge”
Wentworth Set Tour
Tour of Liz’s Cell
What Are You In For?
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’
Meet the Costume Team
Costume Department Tour
Kevin Carlin - Director
Craig Barden - Director of Photography
Paris McKenna - Standby Props