Dear Edward, the newest dramatic program on Apple TV+, has been announced. The same-titled novel by Ann Napolitano, a New York Times Best Seller, served as the inspiration for the television series. The tale, which was written in 2020, follows a little child who must choose between survival and guilt.
With executive producers Ann Napolitano, Jeni Mulein, and Friday Night Lights’ original head writer Jason Katims, Apple Studios will produce the show. Fisher Stevens, an actor, will also helm the premiere episode (Succession).
Dear Edward Release Date: When It Will Be Renewed?
On February 3, Dear Edward will be available on Apple TV+. The first three episodes will be available right away, according to the streaming service’s announcement. Weekly releases of later episodes are planned.
Dear Edward The Cast Members: Who Are In It?
Dear Edward has been able to assemble a cast that is well-known and reputable. Actors have been eager to be a part of this guaranteed-to-be-popular series, where the novel found a large fanbase. Colin O’Brien, whose previous work includes Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, will play Edward Adler in addition to playing the young Willy Wonka in the upcoming prequel film Wonka and the sci-fi thriller The Mothership with Halle Berry.
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Taylor Schilling, best known for her lead role in the Netflix series Orange is the New Black, will play Edward’s, Aunt Lacey. Since then, she has appeared repeatedly in a variety of streaming series, including The Bite, Pam & Tommy, and most recently, Pantheon. Carter Hudson will portray Uncle John.
He has also worked largely on streaming shows. He is well recognized for his most recent appearance in the television drama Snowfall as Teddy McDonald.
Eva Ariel Binder, whose most recent work includes the shows Stillwater and Super Giant Robot Brothers, will portray the part of Edward’s best friend Shay. Since her break on Grey’s Anatomy in 2016, she has been developing her career.
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Connie Britton, who most recently starred opposite Mila Kunis in the Netflix movie The Luckiest Girl Alive, is another name who has been linked to the project. Although she might just make an appearance in a couple of episodes, she will be playing the part of Dee Dee.
In either case, her presence gives this new series more authority. Britton joins the show after working with Jason Katims on Friday Night Lights and appearing in The White Lotus’ inaugural season.
Dear Edward The Plotline: What Can We Expect From This Season?
Edward Adler, 12, boarded Flight 2977 from New York City to Los Angeles. However, the flight crashes before it reaches its target. Except for Edward, everyone on board perishes in the collision. Edward is transferred to live with his aunt Lacey and uncle John after he has recovered.
Edward is hesitant to move in with them, but after being assigned a bedroom that used to be the nursery of the house (Lacey has had multiple miscarriages), he discovers he can’t fall asleep.
He gets introduced to their neighbor’s daughter Shay by his aunt. The two kids are drawn to one another right away, and Edward visits her and starts sleeping on her floor. The two of them are connected by this, and they quickly become friends.
Being the sole survivor of Flight 2977’s accident, Edward has gained notoriety, which is one of the plot’s central conceits. People want to be near him and think he has unique qualities. He doesn’t want the attention, can’t handle the agony and worry that consume him, and doesn’t know why others are acting the way they are.
Additionally, Edward learns about letters that were sent to him after the accident and how he handles the idea that they were withheld from him for his own protection. Apple TV+ is expecting that viewers will be able to relate to this young boy’s development into a more self-aware person and would want to learn more about it as the series goes on.
The main characters of the novel will be Edward, his aunt, and uncle, and the individuals in his immediate vicinity as Edward learns about what the disaster means to others, their feelings for him, and the nature of grief. The book takes place over a number of years, so if the show is well-received by fans, there may be room for more seasons.