Dear Edward
GenreDrama
Created byJason Katims
Based onDear Edward
by Ann Napolitano
Starring
Music byJonathan Sanford
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Patrick Ward
  • LaDarian Smith
Cinematography
Editors
  • Geoffrey Richman
  • Peter Forslund
  • Tad Dennis
  • Angela Catanzaro
Production companies
Original release
NetworkApple TV+
ReleaseFebruary 3 (2023-02-03) –
March 24, 2023 (2023-03-24)

Dear Edward is an American drama television series developed by Jason Katims, based on the novel of the same name by Ann Napolitano. It premiered on February 3, 2023 on Apple TV+. In April 2023, the series was canceled after one season.

Premise

Young Edward Adler is the lone survivor of a plane crash that takes the lives of his family. He and others affected by the tragedy connect with one another to cope with their respective losses and pain.

Cast

Main

Recurring

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byTeleplay byOriginal release date [1]
1"Pilot"Fisher StevensJason KatimsFebruary 3, 2023 (2023-02-03)
2"Food"Allison Liddi-BrownJason KatimsFebruary 3, 2023 (2023-02-03)
3"Stuff"Allison Liddi-BrownMegan Chan Meinero
Story by : Halley Feiffer and Rajiv Joseph
February 3, 2023 (2023-02-03)
4"Chrysalis"David BoydRajiv JosephFebruary 10, 2023 (2023-02-10)
5"Haunted"David BoydRomi BartaFebruary 17, 2023 (2023-02-17)
6"Truth"Jaffar MahmoodLaDarian SmithFebruary 24, 2023 (2023-02-24)
7"Folklore"Jaffar MahmoodLouisa HillMarch 3, 2023 (2023-03-03)
8"Music"Clement VirgoMichelle LirtzmanMarch 10, 2023 (2023-03-10)
9"Paper Covers Rock"Clement VirgoRajiv JosephMarch 17, 2023 (2023-03-17)
10"Shelter"Nisha GanatraJason KatimsMarch 24, 2023 (2023-03-24)

Production

It was announced in February 2022 that Apple TV+ had given a ten episode greenlight for the series, which Jason Katims developed from Ann Napolitano's novel. Colin O'Brien was cast in the title role, with Connie Britton and Taylor Schilling also announced to star. Fisher Stevens was set to serve as director for the pilot episode.[2] Additional casting was announced in March 2022 as production began in New York City, with filming taking place at Central Park.[3][4] In April, Brian d'Arcy James was cast for a recurring role.[5] On April 19, 2023, it was reported that the series was canceled after one season.[6]

Release

Dear Edward was released on February 3, 2023, with the first three episodes available immediately and the rest debuting on a weekly basis.[7]

Reception

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 55% approval rating with an average rating of 6/10, based on 29 critic reviews. The website's critics consensus reads, "Sincerely acted and occasionally quite moving, Dear Edward nevertheless bears the signature of overdetermined schmaltz that's too intent on wringing tears."[8] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 61 out of 100 based on 16 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[9]

References

  1. ^ "Shows A-Z – Dear Edward on Apple TV+". The Futon Critic. Retrieved March 16, 2023.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 1, 2022). "Jason Katims Series Dear Edward Starring Connie Britton, Taylor Schilling & Colin O'Brien Gets Apple TV+ Order, Sets Friday Night Lights Reunion". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on April 10, 2022. Retrieved April 10, 2022.
  3. ^ Petski, Denise (March 21, 2022). "Jason Katims' Apple Series Dear Edward Adds 11 To Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on April 10, 2022. Retrieved April 10, 2022.
  4. ^ Burke, Kimberly (March 21, 2022). "Dear Edward Shooting in Central Park for Apple TV+". Green Room New York. Archived from the original on March 25, 2022. Retrieved April 10, 2022.
  5. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (April 6, 2022). "Brian d'Arcy James Starring In Anne Hathaway-Marisa Tomei Movie She Came To Me; Books Recurring On Apple's Dear Edward". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on April 9, 2022. Retrieved April 10, 2022.
  6. ^ Roots, Kimberly (April 19, 2023). "Dear Edward Cancelled at Apple TV+". TVLine. Archived from the original on April 20, 2023. Retrieved April 20, 2023.
  7. ^ Nemetz, Dave (December 14, 2022). "Dear Edward: See First Photos of Connie Britton's Apple Reunion With FNL's Jason Katims, Get Release Date". TVLine. Archived from the original on December 14, 2022. Retrieved December 14, 2022.
  8. ^ "Dear Edward: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved March 16, 2023.
  9. ^ "Dear Edward: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved March 16, 2023.