Essential Media Group (Emg) is in advanced development on a cold case murder mystery created by writer-director Erin White – Emg’s first drama since the sale of its scripted division to Fremantle.
Set in Australia in 1992 and the present, the eight-part drama entitled Aftermath will be a co-production between Emg and French studio Federation Entertainment.
The show is being pitched to international networks and platforms at C21’s Content London this week with the aim of going into production next year, produced by Emg’s VP of scripted Michelle Hardy.
The project was developed by White and Hardy’s production company Hardy White Pictures, which has a development deal with Essential, under a Screen Australia Gender Matters grant.
The plot follows two estranged high-school best friends as they reunite to pursue the truth surrounding the murder of their art teacher 28 years earlier.
White conceived the idea two years ago,