Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Jason Katims and Connie Britton Reunite for AppleTV+'s Upcoming Drama 'Dear Edward'

AppleTV+ has today given a series order to the original drama series Dear Edward created by Jason Katims and starring Connie Britton - serving as a reunion between the writer and star of NBC's Friday Night Lights. The drama will produce 10 episodes for its first season.

Based on the novel by Ann Napolitano, the drama follows Edward Adler, 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.

Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black) and Colin O'Brien (Wonka) have also been cast in the drama.

Katims will executive produce with Napolitano, Jeni Mulein, Fisher Stevens and David Boyd. Stevens will direct the premiere, while Boyd will serve as producing director for the rest of the first season. Apple Studios and True Jack Productions will produce.