Apples Never Fall
Genre
Based onApples Never Fall
by Liane Moriarty
Developed byMelanie Marnich
Directed by
Starring
Music by
Country of origin
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
Original languages
  • English
  • Italian
No. of episodes7
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Ra'uf Glasgow
  • Wade Savage
  • Gina Gonzalez
Cinematography
Editors
  • Jeff Israel
  • Jacquelyn Le
  • Philip Fowler
  • Nona Khodai
  • Matthew James Barbato
Running time46–66 minutes
Production companies
Original release
NetworkPeacock
ReleaseMarch 14, 2024 (2024-03-14)

Apples Never Fall is a mystery drama television miniseries developed by Melanie Marnich and based on Liane Moriarty's novel of the same name. It premiered on Peacock on March 14, 2024.[1][2]

Premise

Two tennis coaches, Stan and Joy, sell their school and are ready to enjoy retired life. But when matriarch Joy Delaney goes missing, her four children are forced to revisit the image of the perfect couple they had of their parents and family secrets surface.

Cast

Main

Recurring

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byTeleplay byOriginal release date
1"The Delaneys"Chris SweeneyMelanie MarnichMarch 14, 2024 (2024-03-14)
2"Logan"Chris SweeneyLijah BaraszMarch 14, 2024 (2024-03-14)
3"Amy"Dawn ShadforthKimi Howl LeeMarch 14, 2024 (2024-03-14)
4"Brooke"Dawn ShadforthGianna SobolMarch 14, 2024 (2024-03-14)
5"Troy"Dawn ShadforthJoe HortuaMarch 14, 2024 (2024-03-14)
6"Stan"Chris SweeneyAaron FullertonMarch 14, 2024 (2024-03-14)
7"Joy"Chris SweeneyMelanie Marnich & Lijah BaraszMarch 14, 2024 (2024-03-14)

Production

David Heyman won the rights to the novel in March 2021 to develop it for television.[3] In February 2022, Peacock gave it a straight to series order.[4] In February 2023, Annette Bening, Sam Neill, Alison Brie and Jake Lacy were cast to star.[5][6][7] In March, Georgia Flood, Conor Merrigan Turner, Essie Randles, Jeanine Serralles and Dylan Thuraisingham were added to the cast.[8][9] Katrina Lenk, Timm Sharp and Nate Mann were among six cast in recurring roles in June.[10]

Filming began in Queensland, Australia and London, England in March 2023,[11] before it was suspended in July due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike.[12]

Reception

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 46% approval rating with an average rating of 5.9/10, based on 39 critic reviews. The website's critics consensus reads, "There's the seed of a strong series in Apples Never Fall thanks to its outstanding cast and intriguing hook, but those promising elements can't quite polish up a rote story."[13] Metacritic assigned a score of 54 out of 100 based on 21 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[14]

Karina Adelgaard of Heaven of Horror gave Apples Never Fall a 4 out of 5.[15] Matt Roush of TV Insider gave the series a 2.5 out of 5.[16]

References

  1. ^ Haring, Bruce (January 22, 2024). "Annette Bening & Sam Neill's 'Apples Never Fall' Unveils Teaser Trailer, Sets Peacock Premiere Date". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 22, 2024. Retrieved January 22, 2024.
  2. ^ "Series Mania Lineup: Annette Bening-Starrer 'Apples Never Fall,' MGM+'s 'Hotel Cocaine' and a Leonard Cohen Love Story". Variety. February 7, 2024.
  3. ^ White, Peter (March 24, 2021). "David Heyman Scores TV Rights To Apples Never Fall From Big Little Lies & Nine Perfect Strangers Author Liane Moriarty". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 11, 2023.
  4. ^ Petski, Denise (February 9, 2022). "Liane Moriarty's Apples Never Fall Limited Series Adaptation Ordered By Peacock". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 11, 2023.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 2, 2023). "Annette Bening To Star In Peacock Limited Series Apples Never Fall". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 11, 2023.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 9, 2023). "Sam Neill Joins Annette Bening In Peacock Limited Series Apples Never Fall". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 11, 2023.
  7. ^ Otterson, Joe (February 23, 2023). "Alison Brie, Jake Lacy Join Liane Moriarty Series Apples Never Fall at Peacock". Variety. Retrieved February 23, 2023.
  8. ^ Campione, Katie (March 15, 2023). "Georgia Flood, Conor Merrigan Turner & Essie Randles Join Peacock Limited Series Apples Never Fall". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 15, 2023.
  9. ^ Otterson, Joe (March 29, 2023). "Apples Never Fall Series at Peacock Rounds Out Main Cast With Jeanine Serralles, Dylan Thuraisingham (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved June 13, 2023.
  10. ^ Otterson, Joe (June 5, 2023). "Apples Never Fall Series at Peacock Sets Six Recurring Guest Stars (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved June 13, 2023.
  11. ^ "Apples Never Fall To Film In Queensland, Australia". Screen Queensland Studios. February 10, 2023. Retrieved February 11, 2023.
  12. ^ Whittock, Jesse (July 14, 2023). "Australian Union Warns "Limited" Number Of "Offshore" Productions Will Stop During SAG Strike As Mortal Kombat 2 & Apples Never Fall Stand Down". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on July 14, 2023. Retrieved July 16, 2023.
  13. ^ "Apples Never Fall: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved April 18, 2024.
  14. ^ "Apples Never Fall: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved March 15, 2024.
  15. ^ Adelgaard, Karina "ScreamQueen" (March 14, 2024). "Apples Never Fall – Review". Heaven of Horror. Retrieved March 23, 2024.
  16. ^ Roush, Matt (March 13, 2024). "Roush Review: Family Melodrama in 'Apples Never Fall'". TV Insider. Retrieved March 23, 2024.