Jason Katims & Connie Britton Reunite on Dear Edward for Apple TV+


Apple TV+ has given a series order for Dear Edward, to be written, showrun and executive produced by Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, As We See It).

The show marks the first series order to hail from his overall deal with Apple TV+.  It also sees Katims reuniting with Connie Britton (The White Lotus), who will star in the drama, following their Emmy-winning collaboration on Friday Night Lights.

Britton leads the cast 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.

Based on the best-selling novel by Ann Napolitano, 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. 

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