Australian prisoner drama Wentworth finishes filming its final episode ever

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Wentworth has finished filming its 100th and final episode ever after eight seasons.

On Friday, the actors and production crew of the acclaimed drama said their final goodbyes on the Melbourne set, TV Tonight reported.  

The show’s line producer Sue Edwards and head of production Brett Popplewell was notably congratulated in speeches for their efforts in managing filming under strict COVID-19 restrictions. 

End of the road: Australian prisoner drama Wentworth has wrapped filming its final episode ever after eight seasons. On Friday, the actors and production crew of the acclaimed drama said their final goodbyes on the Melbourne set, TV Tonight reported. Pictured is the cast

End of the road: Australian prisoner drama Wentworth has wrapped filming its final episode ever after eight seasons. On Friday, the actors and production crew of the acclaimed drama said their final goodbyes on the Melbourne set, TV Tonight reported. Pictured is the cast 

Foxtel also sent individual bottles of champagne to the show’s team for completing filming, according to the publication. 

Wentworth’s producer Pino Amenta shared a few photos of the final day on Twitter.

He wrote: ‘Last day of Shooting on Wentworth. What a glorious experience it’s been working with such wonderful people. 

Last day: Wentworth's producer Pino Amenta shared a few photos on the final day of filming on Twitter. Among the photos he shared was the actors on set as well as a picture of the cast after filming and in face masks

Last day: Wentworth’s producer Pino Amenta shared a few photos on the final day of filming on Twitter. Among the photos he shared was the actors on set as well as a picture of the cast after filming and in face masks

Bittersweet end: He wrote: 'Last day of Shooting on Wentworth. What a glorious experience it’s been working with such wonderful people.' Pictured are Wentworth actors

Bittersweet end: He wrote: ‘Last day of Shooting on Wentworth. What a glorious experience it’s been working with such wonderful people.’ Pictured are Wentworth actors 

‘Will miss the whole damn thing! Very emotional day, thanks to every single one of them,’ he added.

Among the photos he shared were of the actors on set, as well as a picture of the cast after filming – all in face masks.

Wentworth, which is a fresh take on iconic 1980s series Prisoner, has garnered plenty of critical acclaim, winning several AACTA and Logie awards over the years.

It has also aired in several countries, including New Zealand, the UK and Ireland, where it has developed a devoted fan base.

Final scenes: He also shared a photo from the set of the show. Producer Amenta said on Twitter: 'Will miss the whole damn thing! Very emotional day, thanks to every single one of them'

Final scenes: He also shared a photo from the set of the show. Producer Amenta said on Twitter: ‘Will miss the whole damn thing! Very emotional day, thanks to every single one of them’

Award winning series: Wentworth, which is a fresh take on iconic 1980s series Prisoner, has garnered plenty of critical acclaim - winning over several AACTA and Logie awards over the years

Award winning series: Wentworth, which is a fresh take on iconic 1980s series Prisoner, has garnered plenty of critical acclaim – winning over several AACTA and Logie awards over the years

The Foxtel produced series was also popular with Australian audiences who even petitioned hard to save the show from cancellation after the seventh season.

Despite this, the drama proved too expensive and limited to continue funding, leading Foxtel to confirm season eight would be Wentworth’s final season.

Part one of season eight is currently airing on screens. Part two will air next year.  

Funding: Despite this, the drama proved too expensive and limited to continue funding, leading Foxtel to confirm season eight would be Wentworth's final season

Funding: Despite this, the drama proved too expensive and limited to continue funding, leading Foxtel to confirm season eight would be Wentworth’s final season

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