Apple TV+ announced today that their gripping drama series, "The Mosquito Coast," produced by Fremantle, has been picked up for a second season. Hailed by critics and fans alike for standout performances by stars Justin Theroux, Melissa George, Logan Polish and Gabriel Bateman, the renewal was announced ahead of the highly anticipated season one finale, premiering globally this Friday on Apple TV+.
Matt Cherniss, Apple's head of programming: "The Mosquito Coast has captured the imagination of viewers all over the world, not only because of its adrenaline-fueled action and adventure, but also for the engaging family story and captivating performances at its heart. We can’t wait to find out what comes next for the Fox family, and for audiences to continue to experience the thrill ride."
From award-winning novelist Neil Cross, and based on the best-selling book by Paul Theroux which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, "The Mosquito Coast" is a gripping adventure and layered character drama following the dangerous journey of a radical idealist and brilliant inventor, Allie Fox (played by Justin Theroux), who uproots his family for Mexico when they suddenly find themselves on the run from the US government.
The seven-episode series is created for television and executive produced by Neil Cross. Executive producers also include author Paul Theroux, star Justin Theroux, Rupert Wyatt and Edward L. McDonnell. Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen and Bob Bookman also serve as executive producers for Veritas Entertainment Group. Developed by Neil Cross & Tom Bissell, "The Mosquito Coast" is a Fremantle Production for Apple TV+.
Drama series like Mosquito Coast deserve to be run at one time like Apple does for their documentary series. At times, Mosquito Coast was insanely slow and having it drawn out over a series of weeks really took away from the series entertainment value.
Netflix and Amazon's Prime are two competing streaming services that generally allow their customers to view an entire new drama series over one binging weekend that's sorely missed on Apple TV+. Between a lack of content and dragging out series unnecessarily, Apple TV+ is definitely not a favorite streaming service for most.
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