ABC dishes up Erik Thomson in delicious new comedy series Aftertaste

“We’re thrilled to welcome Erik back to the ABC, in a role created for him by Julie de Fina”

ABC, Screen Australia and the South Australian Film Corporation have announced pre-production has resumed on ABC’s newest comedy series Aftertaste (working title).

Erik Thomson (Packed to the Rafters, The Luminaries), stars as Easton West, an internationally renowned yet volatile celebrity chef whose spectacular fall from grace sees him return to his home town in the Adelaide Hills, where he endeavours to rebuild his career and restore his reputation, with the help of his talented, young, pastry-chef niece.

After their unplanned Covid hiatus, the team at Closer Productions (The Hunting, In My Blood it Runs) are excited to be back to work. Closer Productions producer Rebecca Summerton said: “It’s great to be back in production. I am delighted to be working with the Aftertaste team and our production partners to bring this exciting new comedy to audiences.”

ABC head of scripted production Sally Riley said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Erik back to the ABC, in a role created for him by Julie de Fina and one that is very different to his usual characters. I can’t wait for the talented team at Closer Productions to bring this irreverent and laugh-out-loud series to the screen.”

Head of content at Screen Australia Sally Caplan said: “Closer Productions have an impressive track record of creating compelling and edgy comedy-dramas and we are delighted this series is back in pre-production and can’t wait for the ABC serve up this high cuisine drama.”

Aftertaste will film in Adelaide and the Adelaide Hills in the coming months and premiere next year on ABC.

Production Credits: Aftertaste is a Closer production for the ABC. Major production investment from Screen Australia in association with the South Australian Film Corporation. Financed with support from the ABC.  Producers Rebecca Summerton, Matthew Bate and Erik Thomson. Executive Producer Julie De Fina. Creators Julie De Fina and Matthew Bate. Writers Julie De Fina, Matthew Bate and Matt Vesely. ABC Executive Producer Rebecca Anderson.

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