After the Night: Season 1

After the Night: Season 1

After the Night: Season 1

Four part, Stan Original docuseries on Australian serial killer Eric Edgar Cooke whose violent sprees in the late '50s and early '60s terrorised Perth, and resulted in eight deaths. From director Thomas Meadmore (The Spy Who Fell to Earth).

"Perth was a sunny, peaceful and innocent city, suddenly devastated by a spate of horrific, disparate, seemingly senseless killings, which local police failed to connect and attribute to one man until it was far too late. The series explores the killer’s harrowing legacy of tragedy, grief, responsibility and redemption – as seen through the eyes of a filmmaker returning to his childhood home...  With unprecedented access to the killer’s wife and the two men wrongly convicted of his crimes, this is a series about the devastating aftermath of serial murder, and how his victims have come together through grief and injustice in the pursuit of closure and redemption." (Official synopsis)

2020AustraliaStan
CrimeDocumentary

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
29 November 2020

The End of Innocence

A brutal end of innocence for 1960s Perth, Australia when a series of seemingly unrelated murders shocks a tight community.

EPISODE 1.2
29 November 2020

The Sting

Yet another horrific killing terrorises the community, as John Button stands trial for the hit and run murder of his girlfriend Rosemary Anderson, and police set a cunning trap for an elusive killer.
EPISODE 1.3
29 November 2020

The Confession

Eric Edgar Cooke’s role in the Australia Day shootings are exposed, but the true extent of his crimes and their lasting effects on the community are only now coming to light, while new evidence prompts... MORE John Button’s legal team to seek an exoneration.

EPISODE 1.4
29 November 2020

The Legacy

Now cleared of murder, John Button’s case exposes a corrupt police force, prompting a Royal Commission and yet another exoneration, as Cooke’s crimes continue to reverberate across a community that will never again be the... MORE same.

After the Night: Season 1 / Reviews

ABC

ABC

Humane and almost ethnographic in its approach, a refreshingly ethical treatment of its subject providing an unforgettable snapshot of Australian society.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Guilty as it is of occasional overreach, this is gripping television.

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