Prison drama Wentworth Prison, currently airing on Channel 5, is now available to pre-order on DVD.
The series is a gritty reboot of classic Australian series Prisoner (known as Prisoner Cell Block H in the UK) and takes place in the Wentworth Correctional Centre.
Set against a backdrop of the violent, dangerous world of the modern prison system, the series looks at the struggles and fractious personal lives of Wentworth’s inmates, including lead characters Bea Smith (Danielle Cormack, Underbelly: Razor) and Franky Doyle (Nicole da Silva, Rush).
The Wentworth Prison season one three disc boxset, and deluxe four disc boxset with more than two hours of special features, will launch in the UK from FremantleMedia Home Entertainment on 4 November 2013.
The show was the most watched non-sports programme in Australian subscription television history when it debuted earlier this year.
It is also enkoying international success with sales to Africa (MNET), Eire (TV3), Sweden (TV4) and Scandinavia (CMORE), as well as New Zealand (TVNZ).
Jamie Lynn, EVP Sales & Distribution EMEA, FremantleMedia International, said, “Just as its predecessor found a huge following, Wentworth is already must-see viewing for audiences around the world.
“Its universal theme about the human condition, its strong female leads and its gritty script resonate with international viewers regardless of geography and make this show compelling viewing.”