Fans of the iconic Prisoner series which pushed boundaries over three decades ago and still today boasts a loyal following worldwide, will remember Bea Smith as gutsy and fearless, ruling Wentworth Correctional Center 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 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 contemporising legendary characters and their stories for today’s audience. This ten-part series takes the viewer inside to an uncompromising environment exploring 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.
With her hopes of release fading, Rita is forced to take drastic measures to prevent Ray from wasting his life on her.
Kaz and Rita form an alliance. Jake is jealous of the bond forming between Vera and a new colleague.
Rita’s identity as a cop is under threat of being exposed to the other inmates, and Kaz embarks on a journey of self-discovery and atonement.
Rita faces an impossible dilemma, while Kaz gets the better of Marie, and Vera learns the gender of her baby, casting doubt over her mothering skills.
In the wake of the shock murder, suspicion turns to various inmates, and Ruby sacrifices her freedom for her sister.
Marie discovers that Ruby killed her son. Danny and Boomer's day release is short-lived.
As Ruby undergoes surgery for the ruptured brain aneurysm, Rita makes a desperate appeal to Vera to be with her sister in hospital.
Marie's efforts to have her conviction overturned backfire when her protector attempts to silence her permanently. Meanwhile, Liz summons the courage to meet with her estranged son.