After The Verdict

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, starring 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 a 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.”

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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I really like the sound of this. Unique premise and good to see something less derivative.

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I like the plot for this. Quality Australian drama

The plot has been covered in TV shows and movies overseas, but rarely in Australia.

Should rate well.

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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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The six-part series is currently in production with Michelle Lim Davidson and Tess Haubrich joining the cast. eOne will handle international distribution.

More cast members listed in this article.

Good diverse of cast here

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I thought this was a new version of the old show The Verdict, which was presented by Karl Stefanovic

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Variety has included After the Verdict in its list of 20 international shows to look out for at next week’s London Screenings for media buyers. It is called After the Trial outside Australia.

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Why use a different title overseas? If there’s a legal or copyright issue, just rename it here too.

It’s not the first time an Australian show is renamed for overseas sales. Doctor Doctor was called The Heart Guy when it was shown outside Australia.

Really? :joy:

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Nine released the first trailer for the drama last night.

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9 really make poor promos full of cliches. I thought this was going to be a high end drama. Looks like a comedic take on drama.

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Looks like a parody of what it’s supposed to be about.

Yep! wow that is bad.

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Looks really bad when compared to the other recent court room drama The Twelve. Maybe they should have waited and made this later to avoid comparison.

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After The Verdict, the real drama begins
Wednesday, August 10, at 8:45pm on Channel 9 and 9Now

Four jurors from a murder trial begin to wonder if they made a terrible mistake. Have they let a killer walk free?

To catch a killer, four everyday people go beyond the call of jury duty in the 9Network’s new drama series After The Verdict, starring Magda Szubanski (Kath & Kim, Babe, Happy Feet), Michelle Lim Davidson (The Newsreader), Lincoln Younes (Doctor Doctor, Grand Hotel, Tangle), Tess Haubrich (Wolf Creek, Bad Mothers) and Sullivan Stapleton (Animal Kingdom, Strike Back, Blindspot).

After The Verdict tells the story of four very different Australians who have just finished jury duty on a high-profile murder trial. They think their jury experience has come to an end.

They’re wrong.

Back in the real world, they have second thoughts: have they let a killer go free? And if not, who really did kill the victim? They decide to take the law into their own hands and investigate the murder themselves, and so begins a high-stakes game of cat and mouse uncovering a web of secrets, betrayal, blackmail and murder.

One of the jurors, Clara (Michelle Lim Davidson), a working mum, juggling a messy divorce in an unsatisfying job, becomes determined to uncover the truth about the murder, taking three other jurors along for the ride. Clara ropes in Margie (Magda Szubanski), the easygoing butcher with a big heart and a wicked sense of humour, whose growing obsession with the case could end up costing her what she values the most.

The other two rogue jurors are Ollie (Lincoln Younes), a handsome and cocky real estate agent who tried to get out of jury duty, and Daniel (Sullivan Stapleton), a man of mystery whose past mistakes are starting to catch up with him, placing the lives of everyone around him in peril.

When ordinary people take the law into their own hands, things spiral out of control fast, as these four vigilantes discover.

The stellar cast also stars Virginia Gay (Winners & Losers, All Saints), Richard Brancatisano (Underbelly: Razor, Reef Doctors), Emma Diaz (Diary of an Uber Driver) and Nicholas Brown (Wakefield, Amazing Grace).

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), Ben C. Lucas (Darby and Joan, The Wilds) 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 and financed with the assistance of Screen NSW. eOne is the international distributor.