Dear Edward: Your Apple TV+ series is done.
The streamer has cancelled the drama, TVLine has learned. There will be no Season 2.
The series, which marked the reunion of Friday Night Lights showrunner Jason Katims and star Connie Britton, was based on Ann Napolitano’s 2020 novel of the same name. The series followed a 12-year-old boy named Edward (played by Colin O’Brien, Grey’s Anatomy), who was the only survivor of a plane crash that killed his family. In the wake of the tragic accident, per the official synopsis, “Edward and others all over the world are affected by the tragedy” and “unexpected friendships, romances and communities are formed” as everyone affected tries to figure out how to move forward with their lives.
In addition to Britton and O’Brien, the cast included Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black), Brian d’Arcy James (13 Reasons Why), Anna Uzele (City on a Hill), Jasmin Walker (Love Life) and Idris Debrand (BBC 2’s MotherFatherSon), among others.
Katims penned the series, which he also executive-produced. Napolitano and Fisher Stevens (Succession) also were executive producers; Stevens also directed the series’ pilot.
Do you have thoughts and/or feelings about Dear Edward‘s cancellation? Hit the comments and let us hear ’em!
Jason Katims is certainly having a hard time getting a show past season 1 now. I hadn’t seen many of his recent shows because they usually get cancelled after 1 season, and Apple TV+ seemed like his best chance to make it past since they have a better record of giving shows more than 1 season. I would curious to read if people who saw it think I should still watch it.
It’s sorta depressing, but I’m not sorry I took the time to watch. I have no idea how much of the book it covers, but it felt to me like it pretty much told a complete story… I’m honestly surprised to read this, because I thought it was limited to begin with.
I liked the show, but I wasn’t surprised about the cancellation, since it was never ranked very high on Apple TV’s top list. I think the subject matter was too depressing for some.
I liked it a lot but honestly sometimes it was too dark to watch and I still have quite a few episodes left to watch for that reason. As a parent it’s unbearable to watch at times, just imagining your own child in that situation, and that makes it an obstacle to watching even though I liked a lot about the show, especially the performances.
Dear Edward is one of my favorite books of all time, and although the show was different (as it always is…), I enjoyed it for the story it was. The cast really was top-notch! I expected the show only to be one season until I was in the last episode, really. I would’ve been happy to continue following Edward and co., for longer but I’m also ok with it wrapping up as it did.
This was such a good show. I thought for sure Apple would keep it going. I’ve never read the book, but maybe I will now. I’m disappointed they canceled it. It would be nice if Netflix picked it up and kept it going.
I liked the book it was based on–but the series felt too muddled with so many characters competing for screentime. I watched up until Episode 3, and then I gave up because I couldn’t connect with any of the characters.
Welp. Didn’t mean to reply to you, Destiny. Sorry about that!
Yeah, I’m OK with this. Seemed like a one and done anyway.
I really enjoyed the show and so did several of my friends. Very disappointed in this news.
How disappointing. I love this series.
I enjoyed this show, but am not sad that it was canceled. It honestly felt like a pretty self-contained story, and I found my interest waning as the season went on.
I actually thought this was a limited series since it ended with a pretty good note, I don’t know what else they could have done for a season 2. It was a wonderful series and I am very satisfied with how it ended.
The show had a solid cast and top-notch writing but I always saw this more as a limited series rather than something that would go on for multiple seasons. It’s about coping from a tragedy but sooner or later, everybody has to move on.
Loved this show and would hope they reconsider making a season 2 of Dear Edward