US streaming giant Acorn TV acquires hit ABC series Aftertaste

US streaming giant Acorn TV acquires hit ABC series Aftertaste

 

Hilarious scripted comedy Aftertaste sells to US streaming giant Acorn TV in multi-territory deal including North America & Great Britain.

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 premiers 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.