Fans of the iconic Prisoner Cell Block H series, which pushed boundaries over three decades ago and still boasts a loyal following worldwide today, will remember Bea Smith as gutsy and fearless, ruling Wentworth Correctional Centre with an iron fist. But who was Bea Smith before prison? How did a wife and mother from the suburbs become a top dog without rival? Wentworth Prison is a dynamic, often confronting, drama series that begins with Bea's early days in prison. Set in the present day, it is a modern adaptation of Prisoner Cell Block H that contemporises legendary characters and their stories for today's audience. This series takes the viewer inside to an uncompromising environment that explores 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. The audience will be introduced to Bea all over again and meet her allies and enemies in the form of iconic inmates: ...
Resurrection, Rehabilitation, Redemption (season 8-9)
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As research, the principal cast and production team toured the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre in Deer Park, Victoria, meeting inmates and staff. See more
They use the term top dog in the series, in Australian criminal world and inside jail being called a dog is an insult saying you are a rat/narc as in the US. (The term "top dog" is used a lot in both England and Australia and it is not an insult at all) See more
It would be a shame to lose a good officer.
I know. I'm better than this.
During the series finale of Season 7, it was expected that the series was ending for good, with an alternate ending filmed. This ending showed three inmates walking into the compound from the series predecessor Prisoner Cell Block H. With another scene with Vera with baby Grace, Franky and Bridget. Both scenes were deleted when the series received its renewal. See more
Remake of Prisoner: Cell Block H