For weeks now, rumours have been swirling that Wentworth is due to be axed.
Fans have pointed out that the government funding that helps Australian series expires after 65 hours. Wentworth has passed that milestone. They've pressed Foxtel and Fremantle Media, which makes the series, for a statement on its future, only to be told discussions are ongoing.
A recent social media post by Katrina Milosevic, who plays Boomer, seemed to confirm the series was over.
She posted a photograph, saying how much she'd loved working with her cast mates.
"They have my heart forever," she wrote.
But, as Katrina explains to TV WEEK, it's not a farewell, but rather a message of hope.
"It's always hard, because at the end of each season you never know if it's going to happen again," Katrina, 42, says.
"So to get to the end of a season when you don't know what's going on is a bit scary."
"But it's hopeful… and there's no better time to tell them how I feel about them. I'll continue to do that over and over again. Life is too short not to."
Katrina says she's been astonished by the outpouring of support for the show, with thousands of devoted fans signing petitions to keep it going.
"That's amazing!" she says. "People are obviously getting a lot from this show and that's all you can hope for."
As for what comes next?
"I'm as hopeful as everyone else is," she says.
Wentworth took out three wins at this year's 2018 TV WEEK Logie Awards, including both Most Outstanding and Most Popular Drama Series, with Pamela Rabe also winning the award for Most Outstanding Actress for her role as Joan 'The Freak' Ferguson. Here's hoping the beloved series will make a return in 2019.
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