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South Australian comedy drama Aftertaste returns for seconds on ABC

25 November 2021
Erik Thomson and Natalie Abbott in Aftertaste, image courtesy ABC
Erik Thomson and Natalie Abbott will return in Aftertaste season two, image courtesy ABC.

South Australian made comedy drama Aftertaste by Adelaide’s Closer Productions is set to return for season two in 2022, the ABC has announced today.

Announced as part of the ABC’s 2022 Upfronts Showcase event today, the six episode return series of Aftertaste will once again feature Erik Thomson as chef Easton West, whose newly content existence out of the public eye is shattered by the return of his niece Diana (Natalie Abbott), back in Adelaide and flaunting her successful career and love life in London. But both must put their troubles aside when the past throws the West family into more chaos than ever.

Aftertaste is a Closer production in association with the South Australian Film Corporation and financed with support from the ABC. Producers are Rebecca Summerton and Erik Thomson, with Co-Producer Matthew Bate and Executive Producers Julie De Fina and Rachel Griffiths. ABC Executive Producer is Rebecca Anderson. Writers and creators are Julie De Fina and Matthew Bate, with Matt Vesely as Writer. International Distribution by ABC Commercial.

Aftertaste season one premiered to critical acclaim in February, after filming across Adelaide and the Adelaide Hills in mid-2020, making history as the first major production to shoot in South Australia after the global shutdown caused by COVID-19.

Producer Rebecca Summerton said: “We are thrilled to be working with the ABC and South Australian Film Corporation on the second season of Aftertaste. We can’t wait to film with our incredible cast and stellar crew in the beautiful Adelaide Hills and to entertain audiences with the next chapter of Easton, Diana and the West family in 2022.”

Three already announced South Australian children’s series were also featured in today’s ABC Upfronts announcement as highlights of the broadcaster’s 2022 line-up:

SAFC CEO Kate Croser said: “We are delighted to welcome the return of Closer Productions’ Aftertaste for a second season, and celebrate the continuation of this wonderful home-grown ABC primetime comedy commission. The SAFC is proud to continue our partnership with the ABC in delivering high-quality South Australian made television content throughout 2022, including three exciting new childrens’ series – Beep and Mort from Windmill Pictures, motocross adventure series Maverix and season two of the International Emmy Award winning First Day from Epic Films and KOJO Studios.”

Check out  first-look previews of Beep and Mort and Maverix below.

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