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Wentworth Season 3 Casting News AND Season 4 News!

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Queen Bea and her group of blue hoodie wearing prisoners have been confirmed to return for a fourth season of Wentworth!

Foxtel and FremantleMedia announced recently that production on the fourth season will start in Melbourne mid 2015!

Foxtel Head of Drama Penny Win said “All of us at Foxtel and FremantleMedia Australia are extremely proud of Wentworth and the passionate bond the series has forged with drama lovers, starting with our discerning Foxtel subscribers and expanding to captivate audiences around the world.”

FremantleMedia Australia Director of Drama and Wentworth executive producer Jo Porter said “Without wanting to give away any specific spoilers from season three, suffice to say it builds to a fabulous crescendo that in turn has given our season four writers a fantastic launch pad to explore what is next for the complex and compelling characters of Wentworth. Our loyal Wentworth fans are not going to be disappointed and I know our amazing cast and crew are going to relish bringing to life these potent stories.”

Work on the drama’s third season ended last August and is set to premiere on Foxtel’s SoHo channel April 7th.

Pia Miranda joins the cast for season 3.  Pic Supplied/Foxtel
Pia Miranda joins the cast for season 3. Pic Supplied/Foxtel

The Daily Telegraph also announced some interesting casting news for the up-coming third season.  Looking for Alibrandi star Pia Miranda, All Saint’s Libby Tanner and Tammy McIntosh will all appear with Miranda playing inmate Jodie Spiteri, Tanner (whom I’ve always though would be perfect for this show) stars as psychologist Bridget Westfall and McIntosh as vigilante Karen Proctor.

Say’s the Daily Telegraph article “A production spokeswoman hinted: “all three will impact the power play of the prison.”

Season Four will air some-time early-mid 2016.

Foxtel Confirms a Fourth Season of Wentworth

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How exciting and great news not only for this incredible drama but original Australian scripted drama – Wentworth continues!  The Aussie drama about life inside a women’s prison has been confirmed for a fourth season Foxtel and FremantleMedia announced today.

Foxtel and FremantleMedia Australia today announced production on the fourth season of the internationally acclaimed drama Wentworth will be underway in Melbourne in the second half of this year.

Season 3 wrapped production in August and will premiere on Foxtel’s SoHo channel on Tuesday April 7, at 8.30pm EST.

From the press release:  Foxtel Head of Drama Penny Win said “All of us at Foxtel and FremantleMedia Australia are extremely proud of Wentworth and the passionate bond the series has forged with drama lovers, starting with our discerning Foxtel subscribers and expanding to captivate audiences around the world.”

FremantleMedia Australia Director of Drama and Wentworth executive producer Jo Porter said “Without wanting to give away any specific spoilers from season three, suffice to say it builds to a fabulous crescendo that in turn has given our season four writers a fantastic launch pad to explore what is next for the complex and compelling characters of Wentworth. Our loyal Wentworth fans are not going to be disappointed and I know our amazing cast and crew are going to relish bringing to life these potent stories.”

Season three begins in Australia on Tuesday, April 7th at 8:30pm on SoHo.

Coming Soon: Schapelle The Movie

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Image courtsey of nine.com.au

It was the biggest Australian news story to break in late 2004 and to this day, it is a story that still captures national headlines. Queensland beauty therapist Schapelle Corby was arrested in Bali with a boogie bag filled with marijuana and was sentenced to life imprisonment in a a Bali jail, and later this year, the television movie version is due to hit our screens.

From Channel Nine’s Website: “On October 8, 2004, Corby, a beauty therapist from the Gold Coast, was caught in Bali with a boogie board bag full of marijuana. Her arrest captivated and intrigued a nation. But what really happened on that fateful day? Why did she do it? And who was behind it all? 

Schapelle lifts the lid on what went on behind the headlines. It’s a story packed with amazing characters, bizarre twists and intrigue at the highest level. Inspired by the bestseller Sins of the Father by investigative journalist Eamonn Duff, Schapelle will bring to the screen the captivating story behind Schapelle Corby’s ill-fated trip to Bali. 

Schapelle is a must-see telemovie in 2013 from FremantleMedia, producers of the critically acclaimed The King, Killing Time and Devil’s Dust.

The news of this movie made headlines in Dec 2012 with focus on the fury of the Corby family regarding this creation as they believe “it is based on a book they say paints Schapelle in the wrong light.”  Eamonn Duff’s book on the case and the one used as ‘inspiration’ for the telemovie, was the third book published in relation to the case and is being touted as being the most critical.  How this plays into the final outcome of the movie is yet to be known.  No cast has officially been named, but there were talks late last year that actress Abbie Cornish was tipped to take the role of Corby.

Schapelle is set to air on the Nine Network later this year.

Sources:

Nine.com.auSMH.com.au