While local TV Drama’s on free to air television are struggling for viewer support, Foxtel is continuing to support local production confirming a fourth season of the internationally acclaimed drama Wentworth will go into production in Melbourne in the second half of this year.
The much-anticipated season 3 wrapped production in August and will premiere on Foxtel’s SoHo channel on Tuesday April 7, at 8.30pm EST.
Two more local drama’s A Place To Call Home and The Kettering Incident will premiere on SoHo later this year.
The fourth season of 12 episodes will make Wentworth Foxtel’s longest running Australian drama series. Wentworth is a FremantleMedia Australia production for Foxtel and premiered in 2013. The series is now seen in more than 80 countries, including New Zealand, the UK and US.
Wentworth Season 4 will premiere in Australia on SoHo in 2016.
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.”