New Drama ‘Human Error’ Commissioned by Nine

Human Error drama coming to Nine
Courtesy of Nine Network

“Human Error” will hit Channel 9 and 9Now next year.

The new drama series is said to be inspired by actual events and follows detective Holly O’Rourke and her homicide team as a seemingly open-and-shut murder investigation threatens to destroy her career, family and faith in justice.

The show is from the creatives behind “Underbelly”, “Bump”, “Offspring” and “Love My Way” – with John Edwards, Dan Edwards, Greg Haddrick and Samantha Winston acting as producers. John Sylvester, The Age’s legendary crime reporter and podcaster is a story consultant.

The cast for “Human Error” has not yet been revealed.

Roadshow Rough Diamond is behind the production, with major production investment from Screen Australia and support from Vic Screen. International distribution will be handled by ITV Studios.

Andy Ryan, Nine Network’s head of drama, said “Human Error” will be the must-watch crime drama of 2023.

“Nine Network has always been the home of Australian crime drama, and we are thrilled to partner with the outstanding team at Roadshow Rough Diamond to bring “Human Error” to the screen,” he said.

Grainne Brundson, Screen Australia’s head of content, added: “We’re thrilled to support this gripping modern drama from accomplished screenwriters Samantha Winston, Greg Haddrick and Gregor Jordan who have created Australia’s next iconic screen character in the tenacious detective Holly O’Rourke.

“From award-winning producers Dan and John Edwards and inspired by real events, “Human Error” is set to hook viewers on Channel 9 and 9Now next year,”

John and Dan Edwards from Roadshow Rough Diamond said: “Cracking the nut on a smart detective drama show has long been an ambition for us, and Nine and ITV Studios are the perfect partners.”

The announcement formed part of Nine’s Upfront event where the broadcaster also unveiled a significant shake-up to its streaming platform 9Now, indicating it is shifting towards being a digital-first broadcaster instead of its traditional focus on linear television.

It also made a number of other programming announcements including new dating format “Your Mum My Dad“, a special event series “Australia’s Most Identical”, a new reality competition format “The Summit“, a local version of “Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars” and a two-part dramatisation of Shane Warne’s life.