Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Peacock Gives Series Order to Limited Series 'Apples Never Fall' Based on Novel by Liane Moriarty

Peacock has today given a series order to the original limited series Apples Never Fall based on the novel by Liane Moriarty. An episode count and premiere date window were not immediately announced.

From the outside, the Delaneys appear to be the perfect family. Stan and Joy have just sold their successful tennis academy and finally have the life of leisure that they thought they wanted. And while they look forward to spending time with their four grown children, those kids are busy with their own problems. Everything changes when a wounded young woman knocks on Joy and Stan's door, bringing the excitement they've been missing. But when Joy suddenly disappears, her children have to re-examine their parents' marriage and their family history with fresh and terrified eyes. Set against the backdrop of competitive tennis, this story takes us into a family's darkest secrets and asks, "Can we ever really know the people closest to us?"

Melanie Marnich developed the series. She will executive produce with Moriarty, David Heyman, Albert Page and Jillian Share. Universal International Studios and Heyday Television will produce.

"Apples Never Fall is the latest blockbuster novel from Liane Moriarty and from the moment we heard the pitch, we knew this was going to be a powerfully juicy and gripping family mystery," said Susan Rovner, Chairman of Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. "David Heyman, Melanie Marnich and Universal International Studios are the perfect partners to dive deep into the Delaney family's darkest secrets and we couldn't be more excited to bring this binge-worthy series to life for our Peacock audiences."