'Wentworth' Season 5 Air Date, Spoilers, News & Update: Search For Bea Smith Replacement Continues?

By Charlene Baroy , Updated Sep 18, 2016 07:51 PM EDT

There is still not much news on "Wentworth" season 5 but the critically acclaimed Australian show has just gone off one of its most talked about episodes so the pressure is on for "Wentworth" season 5 to deliver. The show, which has had comparisons to American show "Orange Is The New Black," is known for its gritty portrayal of life in prison.

It can be remembered that Bea Smith, played by Australian actress Danielle McCormack, is of the most popular characters on the show, according to Movie News Guide. She was the top dog in prison until she died in the episode preceding "Wentworth" season 5 as the "tragic hero" to prevent Joan Ferguson (Pamela Rabe) from being let go.

According to FX Newscall, McCormack and the producers of "Wentworth" season 5 have already confirmed that she will not be returning to "Wentworth" season 5. This means that the writers of "Wentworth" season 5 will have to find a suitable possible replacement for the position of top dog in the Wentworth prison. The most likely candidate is Fergusion herself but after the events of the previous season, she could be in for punishment in the first few episodes of "Wentworth" season 5.

Australian TV network SoHo has not announced yet any air date for "Wentworth" season 5 but they did say that the series is currently in production. The series will most likely start airing in April 2017 in keeping up with the start dates of previous seasons. GameNGuide will be covering more on the upcoming "Wentworth" season 5 in the coming weeks.

Are you excited to be able to watch "Wentworth" season 5 in the coming weeks? How do you think will show be affected by the death of Bea Smith? GameNGuide would love to hear your theories in the comments section. Meanwhile, watch the teaser trailer for the fourth season of "Wentworth" in the video below.

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