8.7/10
13,501
93 user 10 critic

Wentworth 

TV-MA | | Crime, Drama | TV Series (2013– )
Trailer
0:52 | Trailer

Watch Now

on Prime Video

Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison.
Reviews
Popularity
384 ( 38)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
2019   2018   2017   2016   2015   2014   … See all »
Top Rated TV #192 | 15 wins & 45 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Kate Atkinson ...  Vera Bennett 71 episodes, 2013-2019
Celia Ireland ...  Liz Birdsworth 71 episodes, 2013-2019
Robbie Magasiva ...  Will Jackson 71 episodes, 2013-2019
Katrina Milosevic ...  Sue 'Boomer' Jenkins 70 episodes, 2013-2018
Jacqueline Brennan ...  Linda Miles 70 episodes, 2013-2019
Lauri McLennan Lauri McLennan ...  Prisoner / ... 61 episodes, 2013-2018
Nicole da Silva ...  Franky Doyle 55 episodes, 2013-2018
Shareena Clanton Shareena Clanton ...  Doreen Anderson 53 episodes, 2013-2017
Pamela Rabe ...  Joan Ferguson 49 episodes, 2014-2018
Danielle Cormack ...  Bea Smith 46 episodes, 2013-2016
Tammy Macintosh ...  Karen (Kaz) Proctor / ... 42 episodes, 2015-2019
Socratis Otto ...  Maxine Conway 37 episodes, 2014-2017
Kate Jenkinson ...  Allie Novak 37 episodes, 2016-2019
Ra Chapman ...  Kim Chang 37 episodes, 2013-2017
Aaron Jeffery ...  Matthew Fletcher 34 episodes, 2013-2015
Libby Tanner ...  Bridget Westfall 33 episodes, 2015-2018
Bernard Curry ...  Jake Stewart 33 episodes, 2016-2019
Sally-Anne Upton Sally-Anne Upton ...  Lucy Gambaro 33 episodes, 2015-2018
Katherine Grinlaw ...  Inmate / ... 32 episodes, 2013-2016
Bessie Holland Bessie Holland ...  Stella Radic 31 episodes, 2014-2018
Edit

Storyline

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: ... Written by ahmetkozan

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Wentworth The Wait See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2013 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Wentworth See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

FremantleMedia Australia See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The series is considered to be a remake of PRISONER (1979). With many of the original character names being transplanted to modern actors. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Franky Doyle: I don't eat sausage, I'm vagitarian.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Avlu: 1.Bölüm (2018) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Brilliant prequel!
30 November 2013 | by WebKinectSee all my reviews

A brilliant prequel to the fantastic series Prisoner Cell Block H. The focus of this series is basically how the young, innocent and abused Bea Smith becomes the infamous 'Top Dog' and Prison Officer "Vera 'Vinegar Tits' Bennett becomes the nasty biatch we all know and love from the original series. While the main focus is on telling the story of Bea Smith and Vera Bennett, each episode tells a different story about how the additional prisoners became imprisoned.

If you loved Prisoner Cell Block H then you really will love this! Not only is it interesting to see how Bea and Vera become the infamous characters we love, the acting and stories is just fantastic. While this is a prequel it also stands proud in it's own right as a fantastic and powerful Australian drama. I definitely can't wait for season 2 to come to the UK!!

To the reviewer complaining that the characters are a "complete contradiction to their original"...I don't think you understand that this is NOT A REMAKE of the original but a PREQUEL TO THE ORIGINAL! The characters are completely different because they are possibly 20 years younger than they are in the original!

If you loved Prisoner Cell Block H and you're interested in how and why the characters you loved became those people then this is ESSENTIAL viewing!


22 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 93 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed