|The Big Door Prize|
|Based on||The Big Door Prize|
by M.O. Walsh
|Developed by||David West Read|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||3|
|Running time||29–35 minutes|
|Original network||Apple TV+|
|Original release||March 29, 2023 –|
The Big Door Prize is a comedy television series based on the book of the same name by M.O. Walsh that premiered on Apple TV+ on March 29, 2023.
A machine appears in the grocery store of a small town that is able to predict the destinies of those who observe it.
|No.||Title ||Directed by||Written by ||Original release date |
|1||"Dusty"||Anu Valia||Teleplay by : David West Read||March 29, 2023|
|2||"Cass"||Anu Valia||Sarah Walker||March 29, 2023|
|3||"Jacob"||Molly McGlynn||Craig Rowin||March 29, 2023|
|4||"Father Reuben"||TBA||Corinne Stikeman||April 5, 2023|
|5||TBA||TBA||Teleplay by : Amanda Rosenberg||April 12, 2023|
|6||TBA||TBA||Dian Qi||April 19, 2023|
|7||TBA||TBA||Craig Rowin||April 26, 2023|
|8||TBA||TBA||Sarah Walker||May 3, 2023|
|9||TBA||TBA||Amanda Rosenberg & Corinne Stikeman||May 10, 2023|
|10||TBA||TBA||TBA||May 17, 2023|
Anu Valia, Molly McGlynn, Todd Biermann, Jenée LaMarque and Declan Lowney will direct episodes of the series.
It was announced in May 2021 that Apple TV+ had greenlit a ten-episode series based on the book, with David West Read set to serve as showrunner. In December, Chris O'Dowd was cast to star, with Gabrielle Dennis, Damon Gupton, Josh Segarra and Sammy Forulas also added to the cast. In February 2022, Djouliet Amara, Ally Maki and Crystal R. Fox joined the cast.
Principal photography for season one took place in December 2021 in Georgia. Filming for season two began January 23 and is expected to end on May 2, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.
The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 91% approval rating with an average rating of 6.7/10, based on 11 critic reviews. Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 75 out of 100 based on 8 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".