Acorn TV acquires hit ABC series Aftertaste

Sydney, Australia: ABC Commercial has announced the sale of their hilarious scripted comedy Aftertaste (4K or HD 6×30′) to US streaming giant Acorn TV.

Set in the stunning Adelaide Hills wine region of Australia and featuring a cast of diverse international characters the story follows universally renowned yet volatile celebrity chef, Easton West’s spectacular fall from grace. Humiliated he return to his hometown where he endeavors to rebuild his career and restore his reputation, with the help of his talented, young, pastry-chef niece Diana.

Easton realises that Diana represents everything he’s not – young, female and fresh – and takes her under his wing in an effort to crawl his way back to relevance. But what price is Diana, on the cusp of becoming a prodigy, willing to pay to work with her infamously difficult uncle?

Darkly humorous, Aftertaste reflects the international relevance and appeal of ‘foodie culture’. From Closer Productions, the multi award-winning production company known for distinctive content that resonates strongly with international audiences, Aftertaste stars Erik Thomson, Natalie Abbott and Rachel Griffiths.

“The team are delighted to be working with Acorn TV to bring our show to USA, UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and Canadian audiences. We cannot wait to share the world of Aftertaste with so many people across the globe ” said Closer Production’s Producer, Rebecca Summerton

“Aftertaste has been a great ratings success here in Australia as well as attracting a large amount of media attention for its fresh writing voice and selection in competitive showcase events at Series Mania – Forum Exclusives and Berlinale-Series Selects” said Jessica Ellis, Head of ABC Commercial “so we are thrilled to be working with Acorn TV to bring this entertaining, high-quality comedy to their audiences”.

“This clever, well-written and hilariously honest series is met with beautiful performances from Erik, Natalie, Rachel and an extremely talented ensemble cast. We are delighted to bring Aftertaste to Acorn TV audiences around the globe who are sure to devour each and every episode. Also, it’s our true pleasure to work alongside Closer Productions and ABC Commercial, who are wonderful partners,” said Don Klees, SVP of Programming, Acorn TV.

Aftertaste will premier on Acorn TV on 14 February. The second series of Aftertaste will start production in early 2022; Series 1 is available in neutral Spanish and French.

ABC Commercial holds worldwide distribution rights for Aftertaste

About ABC Commercial

ABC Commercial is responsible for taking the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s screen content, services and brands to the Australian and international marketplaces. From our full suite of digital services and traditional businesses, ABC Commercial extends the global reach of the ABC’s bold, compelling and entertaining content across territories and platforms. All revenue generated from our activities is reinvested into the production of the ABC’s high-quality content.

About Closer Productions

Closer Productions is a collective of award-winning filmmakers based in Adelaide, South Australia. The Closer team has created entertaining and provocative documentary, drama and virtual reality films, which have screened in cinemas, TV, art galleries and at major festivals around the world. Closer creates work for all kinds of screens and many different audiences and operates a services arm catering to a broad range of clients across education, business and the arts.

About Acorn TV

AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is North America’s largest streaming service specializing in premium British, Australian and international television. Acorn TV adds exclusive programming every week to a deep library of revered mysteries, dramas, and comedies – all commercial-free. Acorn TV’s recent slate is comprised of critically acclaimed commissioned and original series including popular New Zealand detective series My Life Is Murder (Lucy Lawless), acclaimed Irish crime thriller Bloodlands (James Nesbitt, co-executive produced by Jed Mercurio), British crime drama Whitstable Pearl (Kerry Godliman), Emmy®-nominated Queens of Mystery, Kiwi romantic comedy Under the Vines, and British detective drama Dalgliesh (Bertie Carvel), to name a few. Upcoming Acorn TV Original Series include UK detective drama Harry Wild (Jane Seymour), Signora Volpe (Emilia Fox), The Chelsea Detective (Adrian Scarborough), Darby and Joan (Bryan Brown, Greta Scacchi) and many more. The above add to a growing catalog of popular bingeable dramas including Agatha Raisin (Ashley Jensen), A Place to Call Home, Jack Irish (Guy Pearce), Doc Martin (Martin Clunes), Deadwater Fell (David Tennant, Cush Jumbo), all 22 seasons of fan-favorite Midsomer Murders, highly-rated drama The Nest, and groundbreaking period drama A Suitable Boy, among others.

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