In news to please even the most hardened crims, smash prison drama Wentworth is set to keep us engrossed for at least another two seasons.

While rumours had swirled earlier in the year that the end was nigh, Wentworth has now been renewed for 20 more episodes. This means another two seasons – an eight and a ninth. It possibly also means more shiny Logies for the mantelpiece.

While it’s hardly got the original Prisoner shaking in its boots as far as episode count (it made it to 692), Wentworth goes for quality over quantity with killer drama and high production values.

Meanwhile, a seventh season has already completed production and is due in 2019.

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