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15 09 2021 - Media release

After The Verdict greenlit for the 9Network


Magda Szubanski, Sullivan Stapleton and Lincoln Younes

To catch a killer, four everyday people go beyond the call of jury duty in the 9Network’s gripping new drama series After The Verdict, with major production investment from Screen Australia. The series stars Sullivan Stapleton (Animal Kingdom, Strike Back, Blindspot), Magda Szubanski (Kath & Kim, Babe, Happy Feet) and Lincoln Younes (Doctor Doctor, Grand Hotel, Tangle).

After The Verdict tells the story of four very different Australians 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 as they juggle the pressures and impacts on their personal lives.

Screen Australia’s Head of Content Sally Caplan said, “Creators Ellie Beaumont and Drew Proffitt have a proven track record of highly entertaining dramas and Screen Australia is pleased to support them, together with a talented creative team, on the distinctive new series After The Verdict. With an engaging storyline that showcases contemporary Australia, I’m confident it will appeal to audiences here and around the world.”

Subtext Pictures company principals Ellie Beaumont and Drew Proffitt said, “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to tell an original Australian story and collaborate with such an amazingly talented creative team. Subtext Pictures is enormously grateful to Screen Australia, Screen NSW and the 9Network for supporting an independent production company committed to developing and producing great Australian dramas that resonate globally.”

Andy Ryan, 9Network’s Head of Drama said, “We are excited to showcase Australia’s next guilty pleasure in 2022. With its stellar cast and outstanding creative team, After The Verdict is a fresh new spin on crime drama that will have audiences hooked from the first scene.”

Produced by Subtext Pictures for the 9Network, After The Verdict’s creative team includes creators, writers and executive producers, Ellie Beaumont and Drew Proffitt (House Husbands, Dead Lucky), writer Romina Accurso (The Heights, Spreadsheet), directors Peter Salmon (Halifax: Retribution, Rake), Lisa Matthews (Doctor Doctor) and Fadia Abboud (Les Norton, Five Bedrooms), producer Jo Rooney (Jack Irish) and executive producers Greg Sitch (Fisk, The Letdown) and 9Network Head of Drama, Andy Ryan.

After the Verdict is produced with major production investment from Screen Australia.


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