Apple TV+ to adapt acclaimed novel ‘Dear Edward’ as new series starring Connie Britton, Taylor Schilling, and Colin O’Brien

Apple has picked up a new 10-episode show for its streaming service titled Dear Edward based on the novel by Ann Napolitano, starring Connie Britton, Taylor Schilling, and Colin O’Brien.

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New series ‘Dear Edward’ coming to Apple TV+

Dear Edward follows the story of Edward Adler, a 12-year-old boy who is the lone survivor of a devastating commercial plane crash that kills every other passenger on the flight, including his family.  Apple stated in the announcement:

As Edward and a diverse ensemble of others affected by the tragedy try to make sense of life after the crash, unexpected friendships, romances and communities are formed. The new series is a heartbreaking, life-affirming and uplifting story about survival, resilience, connection and the examination of what makes us human.

The drama series is set to star Emmy Award nominee Connie Britton (The White Lotus, Friday Night Lights), reuniting Katims and Britton following their Emmy-winning collaboration on Friday Night Lights, along with Taylor Schilling (Pam and Tommy, Orange Is the New Black) and Colin O’Brien (Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, Wonka), with Fisher Stevens (Palmer) set to direct the first episode and serve as executive producer on the pilot.

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Hailing from Apple Studios, Dear Edward will be written by Katims, who serves as executive producer through True Jack Productions alongside Jeni Mullein. Author Ann Napolitano also serves as executive producer alongside director Stevens. David Boyd will serve as producing director.

The announcement for Dear Edward comes shortly after Apple unveiled a first look of the upcoming second season of Foundation and its new cast.

Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month and is available on all Apple devices as well as smart TVs, gaming consoles, and on the web. Users can get a three-month free trial with the purchase of a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, or iPod touch.

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