Fans Campaign To #SaveWentworth After Cancellation Rumours

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Fans of Australian drama series Wentworth have mobilised after persistent speculation the show has been cancelled.

Season seven of the prison series will wrap up production in Melbourne on July 27, and screen next year. It was filmed back-to-back with season six, which premiered on Foxtel on June 19.

But Foxtel has admitted there are no immediate plans to film another season and fans are demanding Wentworth be renewed or picked up by another network after production finishes next week.

An unofficial fan account on Instagram called on fans to “save Wentworth” and asked supporters to tag networks “to pick up this incredible show”.

Speaking on radio station 3AW, entertainment reporter Peter Ford said the show’s set in the northern Sydney suburb of Newport was “currently being dismantled”.

“Officially Foxtel won’t confirm it, not while the current series is on the air,” he said.

“But the word I’m getting from people who work on the show is that they’ve been told, ‘This is it, you’re not returning.'”

A Foxtel spokesperson said, “Discussions between Foxtel and Fremantle Media regarding future seasons of Wentworth continue.”

More than 3500 fans have signed a petition calling for Wentworth to be renewed for an eighth season.

Wentworth screens in more than 140 countries and has a fiercely loyal LGBTIQ following.

Just two weeks ago it won Most Outstanding Drama Series, Most Popular Drama Program, and Most Outstanding Actress for Pamela Rabe at this year’s Logie Awards on the Gold Coast.

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