Pamela Rabe as Joan "The Freak" Ferguson.

Foxtel and FreemantleMedia Australia recently confirmed that Wentworth will be returning for another season.

In fact, production is already underway. They’ve been filming through the winter months in Melbourne, and the new episodes are set to air early next year.

The show has been hugely successful, globally, since its launch back in 2013.

The gritty storylines and exceptional casting make it one of the decade’s most compelling prime-time dramas.

So it's not surprising that the series still has more to give.

The most recent season focused on revenge, and ended with a bang. The fate of several characters was left hanging in the balance. Read more about the finale here.

Not much has been revealed about the next instalment, aside from whisperings that (The Freak) Joan Ferguson’s story isn’t over.

“The aftermath of the finale’s events will continue on into the next chapter,” says Jo Porter, the show’s Executive Producer.

 “We all look forward to reopening the gates of Wentworth.” Same here!