Human Error

Inspired by actual events, 9Network’s new drama series, Human Error, follows Detective Holly O’Rourke and her homicide team as a seemingly open-and-shut murder investigation threatens to destroy her career, her family, and her faith in justice. Human Error will be made with major production investment from Screen Australia.

As she scrambles to redeem her personal and professional reputation, Holly and her team uncover a criminal conspiracy that will change their lives forever.

Screen Australia’s Head of Content Grainne Brunsdon said, “We’re thrilled to support this gripping modern drama from accomplished screenwriters Samantha Winston, Greg Haddrick and Gregor Jordan who have created Australia’s next iconic screen character in the tenacious Detective Holly O’Rourke. From award-winning producers Dan and John Edwards and inspired by real events, Human Error is set to hook viewers on Channel 9 and 9Now next year.”

Roadshow Rough Diamond’s, John and Dan Edwards said: “Cracking the nut on a smart detective drama show has long been an ambition for us, and Nine and ITV Studios are the perfect partners.”

9Network’s Head of Drama Andy Ryan said, “Human Error will be the must-watch crime drama for 2023. 9Network has always been the home of Australian crime drama, and we are thrilled to partner with the outstanding team at Roadshow Rough Diamond to bring Human Error to the screen.”

From the creative talents behind Underbelly, Bump, Offspring and Love My Way, Human Error is produced by John Edwards, Dan Edwards, Greg Haddrick and Samantha Winston, with The Age’s legendary crime reporter and podcaster John Sylvester (Underbelly) as story consultant. Cast to be announced soon.

Human Error is a Roadshow Rough Diamond production for the 9Network with major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Nine. Financed with support from VicScreen. International distribution will be handled by ITV Studios.

Coming in 2023

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The teaser says the drama will star a “major Australian actress”.

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From Screen Australia

New drama Human Error greenlit for 9Network

Screen Australia and 9Network have announced new drama series Human Error is coming to screens in 2023.

Inspired by actual events, Human Error follows Detective Holly O’Rourke and her homicide team as a seemingly open-and-shut murder investigation threatens to destroy her career, her family, and her faith in justice. Human Error will be made with major production investment from Screen Australia.

As she scrambles to redeem her personal and professional reputation, Holly and her team uncover a criminal conspiracy that will change their lives forever.

Screen Australia’s Head of Content Grainne Brunsdon said, “We’re thrilled to support this gripping modern drama from accomplished screenwriters Samantha Winston, Greg Haddrick and Gregor Jordan who have created Australia’s next iconic screen character in the tenacious Detective Holly O’Rourke. From award-winning producers Dan and John Edwards and inspired by real events, Human Error is set to hook viewers on Channel 9 and 9Now next year.”

Roadshow Rough Diamond’s, John and Dan Edwards said, “Cracking the nut on a smart detective drama show has long been an ambition for us, and Nine and ITV Studios are the perfect partners.”

9Network’s Head of Drama Andy Ryan said, “Human Error will be the must-watch crime drama for 2023. 9Network has always been the home of Australian crime drama, and we are thrilled to partner with the outstanding team at Roadshow Rough Diamond to bring Human Error to the screen.”

From the creative talents behind Underbelly, Bump, Offspring and Love My Way, Human Error is produced by John Edwards, Dan Edwards, Greg Haddrick and Samantha Winston, with The Age’s legendary crime reporter and podcaster John Sylvester (Underbelly) as story consultant. Cast to be announced soon.

Human Error is a Roadshow Rough Diamond production for the 9Network with major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Nine. Financed with support from VicScreen. International distribution will be handled by ITV Studios.

Why do they keep making so many Australian drama series centred around women these days? I guess they’re trying to target a certain demographic for advertisers but all these similar shows seem to only appeal to half the potential audience, so they’re already starting on the back foot. Not many have been successful so why do they keep making the same type of show?

Human Error begins production

LEEANNA WALSMAN, RAHEL ROMAHN, STEPHEN PEACOCKE, MATT DAY AND STEVE BISLEY TO STAR IN NEW AUSTRALIAN DRAMA FOR THE 9NETWORK.

Production has commenced in Melbourne on the 9Network’s new crime drama series Human Error.

Inspired by actual events, Human Error stars Leeanna Walsman (Wentworth, Safe Harbour) as Detective Holly O’Rourke, head of a homicide team pursuing a seemingly straightforward murder investigation that explodes into a huge criminal conspiracy. With time running out, Holly must battle a string of mistakes made by herself and others before they destroy her family and career.

Created by Greg Haddrick (Janet King, Underbelly), Samantha Winston (Love Me, Rush) and Gregor Jordan (North Shore, Two Hands), the series also features rising star Rahel Romahn (Shantaram, Mr Inbetween), winner of the Heath Ledger Scholarship in 2022, as Detective Jarred Pines.

Stephen Peacocke (The Newsreader, Informer 3838) joins as fellow investigator Dylan Mackenzie, Matt Day (Rake, Paper Giants) as Holly’s husband Luke, Rob Collins (The Legend of Molly Johnson, Mystery Road) as Sergeant Gavin Butterfield and Steve Bisley (Mystery Road Origin, Doctor Doctor) plays Holly’s dad and retired detective Bear O’Rourke.

Joining the formidable cast are Emily Joy (Fisk, The Housemate), Ethan Lwin (Young Rock, Joe vs. Carol), Debra Lawrance (Clickbait, Please Like Me), Daniela Farinacci (East West 101, Lantana), Jane Allsop (House Husbands, The Slap) and Anthony J Sharpe (Joe vs. Carol, Black Snow).

John Edwards and Dan Edwards (Romper Stomper, Bump, Year Of) with Nine’s Head of Drama, Andy Ryan are Executive Producers on Human Error alongside Producers Haddrick and Winston, with The Age’s legendary crime reporter and podcaster John Silvester (Underbelly) as story consultant. Award-winning screen director Fiona Banks (Wentworth, Halifax Retribution) will direct the first three episodes of Human Error, followed by Mat King (Bloom, Pine Gap).

Human Error is a Roadshow Rough Diamond production for the 9Network with major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Nine and VicScreen. International distribution will be handled by ITV Studios.