From left to right, Sue "Boomer" Jenkins (Katrina Milosevic) and Maxine Conway (Socratis Otto). Showcase channel

“Wentworth” fans are clamouring around Socratis Otto’s recent tweet about “Wentworth” season 5. However, many fans are unable to watch the video link that Otto posted on Twitter. This is unless they are in Australia.

In a recent tweet Otto said, “'Sad News For Maxine': … u mean gut-wrenching heart-rending stomach-churning sickening unconsolable news S5 airs in.” This is paired with a shocked smiley emoticon at the end of the tweet. Most replies to this tweet said that the video is unwatchable. Some fans also tweeted that they cannot lose Maxine too like they lost Bea. This emotion-grabbing post seemed to many like a “Wentworth” season 5 update. However, it merely shows a flashback of season 4.

Socratis Otto plays Maxine Conway, a transgender character in hit prison drama show “Wentworth.” Many fans love Otto’s character for her smart, loving and loyal personality. However, in the fourth season, Maxine received bad news of her deteriorating health. The doctors had told her that she had breast cancer and would have to undergo chemotherapy. Viewers of the show were not very happy about this turn of events. However, nothing prepared them for the finale when Bea Smith (Danielle Cormack) was killed in the hands of Joan “the Freak” Ferguson (Pamela Rabe).

Fans are led to believe that the tweet means Maxine Conway will die in the fifth season of the show. However, there is no official confirmation from either the show producers or writers. If this is partly a teaser from Socratis Otto’s end, the fans are not happy about it. They expressed their feelings of sadness and agony at the possibility of Otto’s character being killed off in the show.

“Wentworth” season 5 episode 1 still has no air date, as of the time of writing. However, Showcase channel recently released an official 15-second teaser for season 5. The teaser contained a short clip of the courtyard wall in the Wentworth correctional facility. The wall had Allie Novak (Kate Jenkinson) and Bea Smith’s names written inside a heart. This was made during the fourth season when Bea and Allie fell in love with one another. The video also showed a sea of roses underneath the heart drawing while a hand can be seen on the shot holding a rose. A voice in the background (believed to be Allie’s) said, “Love never dies.”

According to reports, the fifth season filming was wrapped up in December. Meanwhile, “Wentworth” seasons one to four will be shown back-to-back on Foxtel’s BoxSet channel starting March 5.