Dear Edward (TV series)

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Dear Edward
Created byJason Katims
Based onDear Edward
by Ann Napolitano
Music byJonathan Sanford
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Executive producers
  • Patrick Ward
  • LaDarian Smith
  • Geoffrey Richman
  • Peter Forslund
  • Tad Dennis
  • Angela Catanzaro
Production companies
Original release
NetworkApple TV+
ReleaseFebruary 3 (2023-02-03) –
March 24, 2023 (2023-03-24)

Dear Edward is an American drama television series developed by Jason Katims, based on the novel of the same name by Ann Napolitano. It premiered on February 3, 2023 on Apple TV+. In April 2023, the series was canceled after one season.


Young Edward Adler is the lone survivor of a plane crash that takes the lives of his family. He and others affected by the tragedy connect with one another to cope with their respective losses and pain.



  • Taylor Schilling as Lacey Curtis, the aunt of Edward who becomes the guardian of him when her sister dies in a plane crash.
  • Colin O'Brien as Edward Adler, the sole survivor of a plane crash.
  • Anna Uzele as Adriana Washington, the granddaughter of a senator who died in the plane crash
  • Idris DeBrand as Kojo, a Ghanaian whose sister died in the plane crash and comes to America to get his niece.
  • Carter Hudson as John Curtis, Lacey's husband and co-guardian of Edward.
  • Maxwell Jenkins as Jordan Adler, Edward's brother who died in the plane crash, who had a secret girlfriend.
  • Amy Forsyth as Linda
  • Audrey Corsa as Zoe
  • Eva Ariel Binder as Shay, Lacey and John's next-door neighbour who befriends Edward.
  • Brittany S. Hall as Amanda
  • Khloe Bruno as Becks
  • Connie Britton as Dee Dee, the rich woman whose husband died in the plane crash and had a secret second life.
  • Jenna Qureshi as Mahira
  • Dario Ladani Sanchez as Sam
  • Douglas M. Griffin as Milo
  • Ivan Shaw as Steve, whose estranged brother died in the plane crash and becomes close with his brother's fiancee.


  • Robin Tunney as Jane Adler, Edward's mother who died in the plane crash.
  • Brian d'Arcy James as Bruce Adler, Edward's father who died in the plane crash.
  • Clara Wong as Daphne


No.TitleDirected byTeleplay byOriginal release date [1]
1"Pilot"Fisher StevensJason KatimsFebruary 3, 2023 (2023-02-03)
2"Food"Allison Liddi-BrownJason KatimsFebruary 3, 2023 (2023-02-03)
3"Stuff"Allison Liddi-BrownMegan Chan Meinero
Story by : Halley Feiffer and Rajiv Joseph
February 3, 2023 (2023-02-03)
4"Chrysalis"David BoydRajiv JosephFebruary 10, 2023 (2023-02-10)
5"Haunted"David BoydRomi BartaFebruary 17, 2023 (2023-02-17)
6"Truth"Jaffar MahmoodLaDarian SmithFebruary 24, 2023 (2023-02-24)
7"Folklore"Jaffar MahmoodLouisa HillMarch 3, 2023 (2023-03-03)
8"Music"Clement VirgoMichelle LirtzmanMarch 10, 2023 (2023-03-10)
9"Paper Covers Rock"Clement VirgoRajiv JosephMarch 17, 2023 (2023-03-17)
10"Shelter"Nisha GanatraJason KatimsMarch 24, 2023 (2023-03-24)


It was announced in February 2022 that Apple TV+ had given a ten episode greenlight for the series, which Jason Katims developed from Ann Napolitano's novel. Colin O'Brien was cast in the title role, with Connie Britton and Taylor Schilling also announced to star. Fisher Stevens was set to serve as director for the pilot episode.[2] Additional casting was announced in March 2022 as production began in New York City, with filming taking place at Central Park.[3][4] In April, Brian d'Arcy James was cast for a recurring role.[5] On April 19, 2023, it was reported that the series was canceled after one season.[6]


Dear Edward was released on February 3, 2023, with the first three episodes available immediately and the rest debuting on a weekly basis.[7]


The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 57% approval rating with an average rating of 6/10, based on 30 critic reviews. The website's critics consensus reads, "Sincerely acted and occasionally quite moving, Dear Edward nevertheless bears the signature of overdetermined schmaltz that's too intent on wringing tears."[8] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 61 out of 100 based on 16 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[9]


  1. ^ "Shows A-Z – Dear Edward on Apple TV+". The Futon Critic. Retrieved March 16, 2023.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 1, 2022). "Jason Katims Series Dear Edward Starring Connie Britton, Taylor Schilling & Colin O'Brien Gets Apple TV+ Order, Sets Friday Night Lights Reunion". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on April 10, 2022. Retrieved April 10, 2022.
  3. ^ Petski, Denise (March 21, 2022). "Jason Katims' Apple Series Dear Edward Adds 11 To Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on April 10, 2022. Retrieved April 10, 2022.
  4. ^ Burke, Kimberly (March 21, 2022). "Dear Edward Shooting in Central Park for Apple TV+". Green Room New York. Archived from the original on March 25, 2022. Retrieved April 10, 2022.
  5. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (April 6, 2022). "Brian d'Arcy James Starring In Anne Hathaway-Marisa Tomei Movie She Came To Me; Books Recurring On Apple's Dear Edward". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on April 9, 2022. Retrieved April 10, 2022.
  6. ^ Roots, Kimberly (April 19, 2023). "Dear Edward Cancelled at Apple TV+". TVLine. Archived from the original on April 20, 2023. Retrieved April 20, 2023.
  7. ^ Nemetz, Dave (December 14, 2022). "Dear Edward: See First Photos of Connie Britton's Apple Reunion With FNL's Jason Katims, Get Release Date". TVLine. Archived from the original on December 14, 2022. Retrieved December 14, 2022.
  8. ^ "Dear Edward: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved April 2, 2024.
  9. ^ "Dear Edward: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved March 16, 2023.

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