UPDATED: Channel 5 Shifts ‘Wentworth Prison’ To 5Star

Wentworth Prison S4Wentworth Prison is on the move. Channel 5 is moving the Australian drama series, which is an update of 1980s hit Prisoner: Cell Bock H, from their main channel to digi-net 5Star.

It is not immediately clear why Channel 5 execs decided to move the series to 5Star, though it has been suggested that sagging overnight ratings were a factor.

In a statement to TVWise, a representative of Channel 5 said: “Wentworth is a critically acclaimed and popular series and as the home of some of the biggest dramas and soaps, 5Star is the ideal new home for the show.”

TVWise understands that the decision to shift the series to 5Star occurred in the past few days, with the fourth episode of Wentworth Prison‘s current season, which was originally scheduled to air on Channel 5 on Monday night, now set to air this evening on 5Star at 10pm. New episodes will then continue to air in that time-slot through to the season finale in September.