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Peacock has given a straight-to-series order to “Apples Never Fall”, based on the novel by Liane Moriarty, which centers on the Delaneys, who from the outside appear to be an enviably contented family. The logline: Former tennis coaches Joy and Stan are parents to four adult children. After fifty years of marriage, they have finally sold their famed tennis academy and are ready to start what should be the golden years of their lives. But after Joy disappears, her children are forced to re-examine their parents’ marriage and their family history with fresh eyes.
Melanie Marnich will adapt the book for the screen and will also serve as executive producer and showrunner. David Heyman will executive produce via Heyday Television. Moriarty is also an executive producer along with Albert Page and Jillian Share. Heyday Television will produce, while NBCUniversal Global Distribution will distribute the series.
“’Apples Never Fall’ is the latest blockbuster novel from Liane Moriarty and from the moment we heard the pitch, we knew this was going to be a powerfully juicy and gripping family mystery,” said Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming in a statement. “David Heyman, Melanie Marnich and Universal International Studios are the perfect partners to dive deep into the Delaney family’s darkest secrets and we couldn’t be more excited to bring this binge-worthy series to life for our Peacock audiences.”
Added Beatrice Springborn, Interim President, Universal International Studios, “our mission at Universal International Studios is to do original, daring and complex series. With Liane Moriarty’s bestselling ‘Apples Never Fall’, coupled with David Heyman’s vision and Melanie’s storytelling, we’ve found just that. We can’t wait for the Peacock audience to delve into the fascinating world of the Delaney family.”
The Peacock limited series will be produced by Universal International Studios’ Heyday Television.