'Wentworth' season 5 news: Fans hope for Bea's return despite EP's statement denying the claims

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Is there a ruse behind Danielle Cormack’s death in “Wentworth” which will have her eventually come back for another season? Fans went into a frenzy when a snap of the actress still hanging out with her supposedly former co-star Kate Jenkinson, who pays Allie Novak despite her exit from the Australian series made its way online.

Taking it to her official social media, Cormack posted a photo of her and Jenkinson on her Instagram with the caption, “BAE and me discussing seahorses #mydeer #ballieAntics #curlsNgirls #thanksmelbourne @katejenko – Thank you for having us to frolic @licknewzealand.” Avid viewers of the prison drama were then quick to assume that the two are still spending time together because both of them are eventually going back for the “Wentworth” season 5. Novak was just recently introduced as the last lover of Bea before her death.

While it may be fun to play the conspiracy theorists for a lot of fans, it is highly advisable to not have too many expectations just because the actresses appear to still keep in touch. After all, “Wentworth” executive producer Jo Porter has previously said that it was a tough to let go of Bea and Cormack, making it seem that the actress is not scheduled for a return ever.

“It is always an incredibly difficult decision to say farewell to a much-loved and revered character like Bea Smith,” Porter explained in a lengthy statement addressing their creative decision to kill their lead character. “Which is why this storyline has had such a huge impact on us all and we are sure fans will feel the same. This decision was particularly hard as it meant also saying goodbye to Danielle Cormack,” the executive producer added.

With Bea now gone, “Wentworth” season 5 is mostly a blank canvas in terms of narrative as it can go anywhere. Nevertheless, it can be assumed that in some way, somehow, her death will be a plot point that will drive the story forward. Porter has already hinted that new characters and storylines will be introduced in the correctional facility, but by all means, they are not a replacement for Bea.