A NEW COMEDY WITH BITE FROM THE AWARD-WINNING MAKERS OF THE HUNTING & ANIMALS
Has-been enfant terrible celebrity chef Easton West goes toe-to-toe with his irrepressible millennial niece in this edgy comedy with bite.
Having burned all his bridges, volatile chef Easton West sells his name to a Shanghai conglomerate keen to exploit the last ounce of his wavering fame. But when he dumps a pig carcass on a critic’s lap and punches the restaurant owner’s son, the subsequent social media tsunami washes Easton ashore in the Adelaide Hills.
Arriving like a pariah to a dysfunctional family he abandoned 25 years previously, it’s only his outspoken 18-year-old pastry cook niece, Diana, who shows any interest. 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 is set in the stunning Adelaide Hills wine region, and features a diverse cast of international characters reflecting the international relevance and appeal of ‘foodie culture’.
From Closer Productions, the multi award-winning production company known for distinctive content that features outstanding talent and resonates strongly with international audiences, Aftertaste stars Erik Thomson, Natalie Abbott and Rachel Griffiths.
The new ABC comedy about a cancelled chef, is one of the best (and funniest) Aussie shows of the year
Biting satire: Aftertaste skewers #MeToo in the food industry – and beyond
– The Guardian
Has a knack for not only drawing twisted laughs from its comic circumstances but also leavening them with some bittersweet insight
– Sydney Morning Herald
Thomson is…fabulous! As is his exuberant co-star Natalie Abbott
– Sunday Telegraph
[Thomson & Abbott] form an excellent duo, humorous and natural...
The family dysfunction is hilarious…fingers crossed for Season Two!
Clever writing that avoids the pretentious, and sharp-witted acting
– The Australian