Maybe it is the transatlantic flight I’m about to take, or possibly it is the truth that Apple TV+ has already confirmed it might make reveals that check the boundaries of how a lot disappointment an individual can bear (see: “Five Days at Memorial”), however this sequence would not instantly strike me as a straightforward watch. And but, given the truth that Katims is concerned as showrunner, government producer, and author, there is a good likelihood it might turn into essentially the most underrated sequence on tv. After all, each “Parenthood” and “Friday Night Lights” had been unimaginable, heartfelt reveals that hardly ever obtained the eye they deserved. So I’m more than pleased to provide “Dear Edward” an opportunity…after my subsequent huge flight.
If the plot of “Dear Edward” already sounds acquainted, it is as a result of the present is predicated on Ann Napolitano’s 2020 novel of the identical identify. According to a New York Times profile of Napolitano, the e-book itself is impressed by a harrowing true story. In 2010, a Dutch boy was the one survivor of the crash of Afriqiyah Airways Flight 771 in Libya. Napolitano’s story imagines the aftermath of an analogous story, through which Edward is the one individual to stroll away from a aircraft crash. According to the official synopsis, “as Edward and a various ensemble of others affected by the tragedy attempt to make sense of life after the crash, surprising friendships, romances and communities are shaped.”
The first three episodes of “Dear Edward” will debut on Apple TV+ on Friday, February 3, 2023.