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,
Michelle Lim Davidson (The Newsreader) stars in the new Australian drama series which also features Tess Haubrich (Wolf Creek), Sullivan Stapleton (Blindspot, Animal Kingdom), Magda Szubanski (Kath & Kim, Babe) and Lincoln Younes (Grand Hotel, Doctor Doctor).
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.
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 new drama will also feature performances from 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).
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.”
Head of Screen NSW, Kyas Hepworth 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.”
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 (The Wilds, Fighting Season) 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.