Dear Edward is a new series on Apple TV+ which follows a 12 year old kid, Edward Adler, who is the lone survivor of a plane crash that kills his family. The emotional drama showcases how the kid navigates his life by connecting with other people affected by the tragedy.
The show is based on the 2020 novel of the same name by Ann Napolitano. Dear Edward premiered on Apple TV+ on February 3, but instead of releasing all episodes at once, the streaming platform will be airing them weekly. Read on to find out the number of episodes in the first season of the show and their release schedule.
Dear Edward Season 1: Number of Episodes and Release Schedule
The series is all set to feature 10 episodes. The first three episodes were released as a part of the special premiere on February 3. The rest of the season will now follow a weekly schedule, with new episodes coming out every Friday. The finale will be released on March 24. Here is the full release schedule:
Episode 1: Friday, February 3, 2023
Episode 2: Friday, February 3, 2023
Episode 3: Friday, February 3, 2023
Episode 4: Friday, February 10, 2023
Episode 5: Friday, February 17, 2023
Episode 6: Friday, February 24, 2023
Episode 7: Friday, March 3, 2023
Episode 8: Friday, March 10, 2023
Episode 9: Friday, March 17, 2023
Episode 10: Friday, March 24, 2023
The Series has Garnered Positive Reviews So Far
The first three episodes have been received well by the audience. The show has a score of 62 on 100 on Metacritic, signalling generally positive reviews. Audiences have also appreciated the story of the show with their posts on social media.
The official synopsis of Dear Edward reads, “A 12-year-old boy becomes the lone survivor of a plane crash. As he and others affected by the tragedy try to make sense of what happened, unexpected friendships, romances, and communities are formed.”
The novel, on which the show is based, was launched in 2020 and was inspired by the Afriqiyah Airways Flight 771 crash which happened in 2010. The tragedy killed all the 103 passengers and crew onboard except for a 9 year old boy named Ruben Van Assouw.
Author Napolitano previously talked about the inspiration and said, “This story just flayed me. I could not imagine how the boy would be OK, and I could feel from the stickiness of my obsession that I was going to have to write a book that created a set of circumstances to make him OK.”
Dear Edward Star Cast
Dear Edward stars Colin O’Brien as Edward Adler, Taylor Schilling as Aunt Lacey, Anna Uzele as Adriana, Idris DeBrand as Kojo, Carter Hudson as John, Maxwell Jenkins as Jordan, Amy Forsyth as Linda, Audrey Corsa as Zoe, Eva Ariel Binder as Shay, Brittany S. Hall as Amanda, and Khloe Bruno as Becks.
The rest of the cast includes Jenna Qureshi as Mahira, Dario Ladani Sanchez as Sam, Douglas M. Griffin as Milo, Ivan Shaw as Steve, Charlie Reitzas as Young Jordan, Zachary Greenstein as Eddie and Connie Britton as Dee Dee. The series has been created by Jason Katims, with Patrick Ward and LaDarian Smith serving as producers.
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