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Fans of true crime? The TV series ‘Apples Never Fall’ should be on your radar

Apples Never Fall

Obsessed with cold cases and missing person mysteries? The latest Liane Moriarty adaptation is for you. Though the 480-page bestseller Apples Never Fall was published in September 2021, the turnaround for converting the novel into a TV series has been swift. Yet, what do we expect? After all, this isn't Moriarty's first rodeo.

The Australian author has had two of her nine novels adapted for TV, including the widely popular Big Little Lies by HBO – which will hopefully be returning soon for season three. The making of Apples Never Fall will round that figure up the three.

So what's Apples Never Fall about? And who has been cast for the series – especially since Moriarty tends to draw a roster of Hollywood A-listers. All these details and more, below.


Is there a release date for the Apples Never Fall series?

The good news is Apples Never Fall lands on streaming service Binge today (14 March 2024) so you won't have to wait to tuck into the series.


What is the plot of Apples Never Fall?

If the novel sits unopened on your bedside table, here's a brief synopsis on what to expect from the TV show, which will hold true to the source material given Moriarty was a producer. Taking place across seven episodes, the show follows the Delaney's, a tennis-obsessed family who from the outside appear happy and contented.

While the book was set in Sydney, shooting for the series took place on the Gold Coast, and the TV series will be set in Florida.

The parents of four adult children, Stan and Joy Delaney have been married for decades and their relationship seems picture perfect. But when Joy goes missing and police list Stan as the number one suspect, the children are forced to look at their parent's marriage in a new light and confront long-buried family secrets.


Cast details

Nyad lead Annette Bening will star as Joy Delaney, while Australian legend Sam Neill will play her husband Stan. Jake Lacy from Girls, High Fidelity and The White Lotus has been tapped to play Troy, the second eldest child, while Alison Brie will play the black sheep eldest.

Excitingly, the series will also star newcomers Essie Randles (a Sydney local) and Conor Merrigan-Turner, both play the youngest of the siblings, Brooke and Logan, respectively.


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