Apple TV+ has announced a series order for Dear Edward, a new 10-episode drama series based on the novel by Ann Napolitano that will be written by Jason Katims.
Based on the bestselling novel, Dear Edward stars Emmy Award nominee Connie Britton, along with Taylor Schilling and Colin O’Brien, with Fisher Stevens set to direct the first episode and serve as executive producer on the pilot.
Dear Edward tells the story of Edward Adler (played by O’Brien), a 12-year-old boy who survives a devastating commercial plane crash that kills every other passenger on the flight, including his family.
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.
Hailing from Apple Studios, “Dear Edward” will be written by Katims, who serves as executive producer through True Jack Productions alongside Jeni Mulein. Author Napolitano also serves as executive producer alongside director Stevens. David Boyd will serve as producing director.