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: Doreen Anderson, Liz Birdsworth and Franky Doyle, and there are new faces such as Jacs Holt, the ruthless matriarch of a crime family who now reigns over Wentworth. Favourite offices will also return. Meg Jackson carries a shameful secret; Vera Bennett, the well-meaning officer who discovers everyone has a price; Erica Davidson, the crusading Lawyer and Matthew Fletcher who believes in retribution rather than rehabilitation. And a new face, Meg's husband Will Jackson, whose past still haunts him.
Each episode explores an individual character's back story, providing an insight to what makes them tick and the circumstances that led them to Wentworth. In doing so we discover that 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 Cell Block H, Wentworth Prison 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.
The series tells about a secret womenâ€™s prison Wentworth in Australia, in which criminals serving sentences of all categories. Viewers learn about how they got there, their life in prison, and that this will be followed, met with prison staff: learn about their immediate work and personal life.Read more »
In season two, the Wentworth story picks up three months after Bea Smith killed Jacs Holt. Liz Birdsworth, Doreen Anderson and Sue â€˜Boomerâ€™ Jenkins are still serving time, and while Bea has been languishing in the slot, Franky Doyle has risen to the position of top dog unopposed. The sudden arrival of new Governor Joan Ferguson is about to change all that. Fergusonâ€™s mandate is to clean up Wentworth and restore order at any cost to the inmates and her staff â€“ Deputy Governor Vera Bennett and Corrections Officers Matthew â€˜Fletchâ€™ Fletcher and Will Jackson.Read more »
Season three shows us Bea as a life-sentence prisoner convicted for the murder of Brayden Holt. Ferguson is sure that now Bea is at her thumb, underestimating her. Bea is going to excite a riot among prisoners. After a huge helter-skelter in jail Ferguson resorts to Beaâ€™s assistance to put down the riot. From now on the prison is Beaâ€™s. Nevertheless Bea has to counterbalance a bothersome truce with Ferguson with the demands and hopes of women. Like Bea Ferguson intends to liquidate drugs in prison, but she wants Frankyâ€™s head for that. So Bea realizes that this may be the cunning trick to weaken her positions as a top dog. In the meantime Liz reunites with her daughter Sophie with some difficulty. Will obtained his happiness and is able to leave the past behind. Meanwhile Franky appears under fire. Liz and Boomer are bound to help each other. Liz tries to protect Sophie from lesbians Stella, Ronda and Lucy. Meanwhile Kaz Proctor is a complete nut on womenâ€™s rights. She announces Bea to be a heroin and demands to visit her at Wentworth. Further developments will thrill you even more!Read more »
Several years ago the heroine Bea Smith decided to change her lives by getting rid of the tyranny of her husband's sadistic. But things did not go as she planned. The woman was charged with attempted murder so that hit the woman's prison Wentworth. Many years spent in this top-secret prison forever changed her life. On the territory of the correctional institution establishes certain orders and judgments the distinction between prisoners and officials completely erased there is only one law of survival. Local women differ in their desperation, cockiness, crushed, fright, ruthlessness and humanity. Each character has his personal history and way of redemption. One day, Bea knew what is the essence of the work in prison. From this point she is no longer thought of her retirement. At this time, the situation in Wentworth fleeting changes. Prisoners do not neglect the drug trade, weaving intrigue, murder, because they are by definition there is nothing more to lose. In the new season Bea will continue her way to the office, "leader of the pack." After a fire swept through a prison protagonists appear in the arena again. For them it's time to make important decisions. What is interesting Bea will be a new competitor a meddler in place of "leader." With regard to the former queen Frankie prison life in freedom will help her to become a decent human of society.Read more »