Sydney, January 13, 2022:  Production has begun in Sydney on the new television drama After the Verdict.

Created, written and executive produced by Subtext Pictures’ Ellie Beaumont and Drew Proffitt (House Husbands, Dead Lucky), the six-part series will premiere on the 9Network in Australia with Entertainment One (eOne) handling international sales. 

Michelle Lim Davidson (The Newsreader) and Tess Haubrich (Wolf Creek) join the previously announced Sullivan Stapleton (Blindspot, Animal Kingdom), Magda Szubanski (Kath & Kim, Babe) and Lincoln Younes (Grand Hotel, Doctor Doctor) in After the Verdict’s exceptional cast, with Virginia Gay (Judy and Punch), Emma Diaz (Diary of an Uber Driver), Richard Brancatisano (Harrow), Nicholas Brown (Wakefield), Hazem Shammas (Safe Harbour) and Vivienne Awosoga (Wentworth) also to appearing in the series.

First look cast photo can be downloaded here: (photo credit: John Platt, © Subtext Pictures)

After the Verdict follows four very different people who have just finished jury duty on a high-profile murder trial. As they return to normal life, they begin to question their verdict and take matters into their own hands, investigating the murder themselves.

Ellie Beaumont and Drew Proffitt are joined in the creative team by writer Romina Accurso (Spreadsheet), set up director Peter Salmon (Halifax: RetributionRake), and directors Ben C Lucas (The Wilds, Fighting Season) and Fadia Abboud (Les NortonFive Bedrooms), producer Jo Rooney (Jack Irish) and executive producers Greg Sitch (FiskThe Letdown) and 9Network Head of Drama, Andy Ryan.

“We are excited to be working again with the 9Network to bring another original series to Australian screens. We look forward to collaborating with our super talented cast and creative team to tell the tale of four rogue jurors who go to entertaining extremes to uncover the truth,” Ellie Beaumont said.  

Drew Proffitt said: “We thank Screen Australia for their on-going support and are hugely grateful to Screen NSW for championing this project from its inception. We look forward to working with eOne to help take After The Verdict to the rest of the world.”

Andy Ryan, 9Network’s Head of Drama, said “With its outstanding scripts and stellar cast, After The Verdict is a cracking yarn that’s guaranteed to entertain and intrigue audiences of all ages. It’s been a delight to follow its development from pitch to screen, and we can’t wait to share After The Verdict with viewers in Australia and internationally.”

Screen Australia’s Head of Content Sally Caplan said: Creators Ellie Beaumont and Drew Proffitt have a number of well-loved shows under their belts and After The Verdict is set to become another. Screen Australia is proud to support the talented cast and crew bring this entertaining home-grown drama to screens on Channel 9 next year.”

Head of Screen NSW Grainne Brunsdon said: “Screen NSW is proud to secure After the Verdict for NSW. This conceptually clever and high-production drama from the talented Subtext Pictures team is supported by Screen NSW through the Made in NSW fund and is expected to create 197 jobs for local cast and crew. I’m looking forward to seeing it on screens in 2022.”

eOne partners with Subtext for the first time to represent After the Verdict internationally.

“Ellie and Drew have created a fantastically gripping and entertaining crime thriller and have lined up an impressive cast to bring it to life,” added Noel Hedges, EVP, Acquisitions, eOne. “We are thrilled to be working with them and with Nine, to take the show to the international market.”

Production credit: After The Verdict is a Subtext Pictures production for the Nine Network. Major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Screen NSW.

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