Following season five’s jaw-dropping finale, season six resumes with almost all of Wentworth’s inmates and officers stunned by the apparent joint escape of Franky Doyle and Joan Ferguson.
As Sonia Steven’s life and Vera Bennett’s career hang in the balance, Kaz Proctor steels herself for Top Dog duties again and the truth surrounding the Freak’s demise weighs heavily on Will Jacksonand Jake Stewart. Boomer pieces together the events of Sonia’s now apparent poisoning and Liz is targeted, while Allie finds solace for a short moment in avenging Bea’s death – however, peace is only fleeting behind the walls of Wentworth.
Leah Purcell joins the cast as Rita Connors, who presents as a spirited, independent indigenous woman, closely affiliated with the Conqueror biker gang. Rita arrives at Wentworth on remand with her trial and sentence pending for robbery armed with an offensive weapon.
Susie Porter enters Wentworth as powerful and feared criminal matriarch Marie Winter. Marie is a seducer and the lynch pin behind a diverse sex trafficking and prostitution industry. But despite controlling a criminal empire, she has never been to jail, always managing to cleverly remain at arm’s length from the law until now with her sentence pending for assault – reckless infliction of grievous bodily harm.
Rarriwuy Hick stars as fit young boxer Ruby Mitchell who finds herself at Wentworth for assault and resisting arrest, putting her promising boxing career on hold. She’s hot-headed, smart-mouthed, funny and loyal. Frustrated by her inability to box, Ruby’s intense flashes of uncontrollable anger see her transferred to H Block during a riot.
Wentworth boasts numerous awards and nominations locally and internationally. Most recently the fifth season was nominated for two AACTA Awards for Best Television Drama and Best Actress in a Drama Series – Pamela Rabe, and won a Subscription Television Award for Best New Talent – Zahra Newman.
Starring Nicole da Silva as Franky Doyle, Leah Purcell as Rita Connors, Kate Atkinson as Vera Bennett, Sigrid Thornton as Sonia Stevens, Celia Ireland as Liz Birdsworth, Katrina Milosevic as Boomer, Robbie Magasiva as Will Jackson, Tammy MacIntosh as Kaz Proctor, Kate Jenkinson as Allie Novak, Bernard Curry as Jake Stewart, Rarriwuy Hick as Ruby Mitchell, and Susie Porter as Marie Winter.