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Apple TV+ Announces a new 10-Episode Drama Series based on the book 'Dear Edward' starring Connie Britton

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A new entertainment report today states that Friday Night Lights creator Jason Katims is reuniting with his former leading lady, Connie Britton, for a new Apple series based on author Ann Napolitano’s best-seller, Dear Edward. The drama, which has been picked up with a 10-episode series order, also stars Orange Is the New Black grad Taylor Schilling and Colin O’Brien (Wonka).


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2 Dear Edward related photos"Dear Edward" is set to star Connie Britton and will be written, showrun and executive produced by Jason Katims.


Dear Edward revolves around Edward Adler (O’Brien), a 12-year-old who survives a 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.


According to Apple, Dear Edward is a "heartbreaking, life-affirming and uplifting story about survival, resilience, connection and the examination of what makes us human."


At Apple, Katims reunites with his former True Jack topper Michelle Lee, who serves as the exec on Dear Edward. For more on this, read the full Variety report.


Katims left Universal TV for a deal with Apple in early 2019. At that time we reported at that Katims had previously created shows like "Parenthood," "Roswell," "About a Boy," and "Rise." His writing and producing credits also include hit shows like "Friday Night Lights," "Boston Public," and "The Path."


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