Season two hasn’t even finished filming, yet this afternoon, FOXTEL announced popular prison drama Wentworth will continue on for a third season.
Filming for the drama’s second season is due to wrap mid February with the cast and crew expected to return to begin filming season three in March and wrapping mid year.
Wentworth has been a major success story with the Prisoner re-boot now sold to over 20 countries (a German version is now in production) while the show drew over 2 million viewers in the UK alone. Foxtel Executive Director of Television Brian Walsh said “Wentworth’s first season was a triumph with its remarkable performance and production qualities which enthralled our Australian audience and achieved such great international recognition. Since October, the cast and the production team, led by producer Amanda Crittenden, have been back on location delivering on the promise of season two’s gripping scripts and the storylines for season three are sensational.”
SoHo are still yet to announce a premiere date for Wentworth’s second season (announcement should be made very soon) but season one is currently being re-aired on the SoHo channel on Thursday nights 8:30pm
Update Dec 2014 – SoHo still to confirm Season 3 start date.