Connie Britton is reuniting with Friday Night Lights showrunner Jason Katims for a new Apple TV+ series called Dear Edward. Britton will be joined by Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black, Pam & Tommy) and Colin O’Brien.
The series is based on the book of the same name by Ann Napolitano. The Edward of the title, played by O’Brien, is a 12-year-old boy who is the sole survivor of a plane crash that kills everyone else on board, including his immediate family. Schilling will play his aunt Lacey and Britton is one of her friends and the widow of someone who died in the crash.
The series will look at how Edward and everyone else whose life was impacted by the tragedy try to make sense of life after the crash while unexpected friendships, romances, and communities are formed.
The series will consist of 10 episodes.