Dear Edward Trailer: Connie Britton and Taylor Schilling Star in Jason Katims’s Apple TV+ Drama

Apple dropped the first trailer for the upcoming Apple TV+ drama Dear Edwardat the 2023 Winter Television Critics Association press tour today.

Dear Edward is the highly anticipated series written, showrun, and executive produced by Jason Katims and based on Ann Napolitano’s bestselling and acclaimed novel.

The drama series stars an ensemble cast that includes Emmy Award nominee Connie Britton, SAG Award winner Taylor Schilling and newcomer Colin O’Brien.

Dear Edward will make its global debut with the first three episodes of its 10-episode first season on Friday, February 3, 2023, followed by one new episode weekly every Friday through March 24, 2023. 

Hailing from Apple Studios and adapted from Napolitano’s bestselling, acclaimed novel of the same name, Dear Edward is a heartbreaking, life-affirming and uplifting story about survival, resilience, connection and the examination of what makes us human.

Dear Edward tells the story of Edward Adler (played by O’Brien), a 12-year-old boy who survives a devastating commercial plane crash that kills every other passenger on the flight, including his family.

As Edward and a diverse ensemble of others affected by the tragedy try to make sense of life after the crash, unexpected friendships, romances and communities are formed.

The series reunites Katims and Connie Britton following their Emmy-winning collaboration on Friday Night Lights,who stars alongside Taylor Schilling, Colin O’Brien, Amy Forsyth, Eva Ariel Binder, Brittany S. Hall, Idris Debrand, Carter Hudson, Maxwell Jenkins, Jenna Qureshi, Audrey Corsa, Anna Uzele, Ivan Shaw and Dario Ladani Sanchez.

Here’s your first look at the trailer:

Dear Edward is written by Katims, who serves as showrunner.

He executive produces through True Jack Productions alongside Jeni Mulein.

Book author Napolitano also serves as executive producer alongside Fisher Stevens, who is set to direct the first episode and serve as executive producer on the pilot.

The series will premiere alongside highly anticipated Apple Originals also set to make their global debut this winter and spring on Apple TV+, including Truth be Toldseason three, Hello Tomorrow!, Liaison, The Reluctant Traveler with Eugene Levy, The Big Door Prize, and more.

Apple TV+ offers premium, compelling drama and comedy series, feature films, groundbreaking documentaries, and kids and family entertainment, and is available to watch across all your favorite screens.

After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service in its debut.

To date, Apple Original films, documentaries, and series have been honored with 310 wins and 1,363 award nominations and counting, including multi-Emmy Award-winning comedy Ted Lassoand Oscar Best Picture winner CODA.

Let us know in the comments below if you’ll be watching Dear Edward when it premieres on February 3 on Apple TV+.

Carissa Pavlica is the managing editor and a staff writer and critic for TV Fanatic. She’s a member of the Critic’s Choice Association, enjoys mentoring writers, conversing with cats, and passionately discussing the nuances of television and film with anyone who will listen. Follow her on Twitter and email her here at TV Fanatic.

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