Before (TV series)

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Written bySarah Thorp
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producers
Production companies
Original release
NetworkApple TV+

Before is an upcoming drama miniseries written by Sarah Thorp and starring Billy Crystal, Judith Light, and Rosie Perez.



A recently widowed child psychologist meets with his next client, who seems to be connected in some fashion to his past.









It was announced in June 2022 that Apple TV+ had ordered the series, which Billy Crystal would star in and Barry Levinson would direct.[1] In December 2023, Judith Light joined the cast, with Adam Bernstein now set to direct the pilot episode, as Levinson had to exit the project.[2] In January 2024, Rosie Perez, Jacobi Jupe, Maria Dizzia, Ava Lalezarzadeh would be added to the main cast, with Hope Davis joining in a recurring capacity.[3][4]

Filming had begun on the series under the name Winston in New Jersey by May 2023.[5] In June, it was announced it had entered an indefinite hiatus amidst the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike.[6] Upon the strike's conclusion, the series resumed filming in December in Moonachie, New Jersey.[7] It filmed in Hoboken, New Jersey, in January 2024.[8]


  1. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 15, 2022). "Billy Crystal To Headline & EP Before Apple TV+ Limited Series From Sarah Thorp, Barry Levinson & Eric Roth". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 19 June 2022.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (December 4, 2023). "Judith Light Joins Billy Crystal In Before Apple TV+ Limited Series; Adam Bernstein To Direct". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 4 December 2023.
  3. ^ Cordero, Rosy (2024-01-09). "Rosie Perez To Star Opposite Billy Crystal In Apple Limited Series 'Before'". Deadline. Retrieved 2024-01-09.
  4. ^ Petski, Denise (January 24, 2024). "Jacobi Jupe, Maria Dizzia, Ava Lalezarzadeh & Hope Davis Join Billy Crystal & Judith Light In Before Apple TV+ Limited Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 24 January 2024.
  5. ^ Quinn, Liam (May 17, 2023). "When Harry met Andre: Billy Crystal shooting TV show in Paterson, snaps photo with mayor". Retrieved 23 June 2023.
  6. ^ Rice, Lynette; Andreeva, Nellie (June 22, 2023). "Apple Series Before Starring Billy Crystal Shut Down Until Strike Ends". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 23 June 2023.
  7. ^ "Now Filming". New Jersey Motion Picture & Television Commission. November 24, 2023. Retrieved 4 December 2023.
  8. ^ Lissner, Caren (2024-01-10). "TV Series Filming In Hoboken Through Thursday: 'Before' Starring Billy Crystal, Others". Hoboken, NJ Patch. Retrieved 2024-01-11.