Production Commences on New Crime Drama ‘Human Error’

Human Error with Leeanna Walsman and
Courtesy of Nine Network

“Human Error” has started production in Victoria.

The new crime drama is said to be “inspired by actual events” and stars Leeanna Walsman (“Wentworth” and “Safe Harbour”) as Detective Holly O’Rourke and Stephen Peacocke (“The Newsreader” and “Informer 3838”) as fellow investigator Dylan Mackenzie.

The two are pursuing a seemingly straightforward murder investigation that then explodes into a huge criminal conspiracy.

“With time running out, Holly must battle a string of mistakes made by herself and others before they destroy her family and career,” publicity for the show added.

The series will also star Matt Day (“Rake” and “Paper Giants”), Rob Collins (“The Legend of Molly Johnson” and “Mystery Road”), Steve Bisley (“Mystery Road Origin” and “Doctor Doctor”), Emily Joy (“Fisk” and “The Housemate”), Ethan Lwin (“Young Rock” and “Joe vs. Carol”), Debra Lawrance (“Clickbait” and “Please Like Me”), Daniela Farinacci (“East West 101” and “Lantana”), Jane Allsop (“House Husbands” and “The Slap”) and Anthony J Sharpe (“Joe vs. Carol” and “Black Snow”).

In addition, Rahel Romahn (“Shantaram” and “Mr Inbetween”), winner of the Heath Ledger Scholarship in 2022, appears as Detective Jarred Pines.

“Human Error” was created by Greg Haddrick (“Janet King” and “Underbelly”), Samantha Winston (“Love Me” and “Rush”) and Gregor Jordan (“North Shore” and “Two Hands”).

Production stalwarts John Edwards and Dan Edwards (“Romper Stomper” and “Bump“) from Roadshow Rough Diamond, along with Andy Ryan, Nine’s head of drama, are executive producers, while creators Haddrick and Winston are producers. John Silvester, crime reporter and podcaster, is acting as a story consultant.

The first three episodes will be directed by Fiona Banks (“Wentworth” and “Halifax Retribution”), followed by Mat King (“Bloom” and “Pine Gap”).

The series had major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Nine and Vic Screen. International distribution will be handled by ITV Studios.

Previously, Nine’s Ryan has 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.