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Peacock's Apples Never Fall Release Window, Cast, Plot, Showrunner And More Details

If there's anything the modern landscape of TV has taught us, it's that you can never have too many good mystery properties out there. Shows like "Only Murders in the Building" and "Severance," and even projects like Rian Johnson's "Knives Out" series have shown that the appetite among general audiences for these sorts of stories is just as voracious as ever. That's why it's no surprise that Peacock is taking another crack at the genre with its upcoming TV series "Apples Never Fall."

With a lead that will no doubt excite many film buffs, along with a massive slate of experienced creative talent from all across the TV and film industry, "Apples Never Fall" is shaping up to be quite the enticing series. If it successfully puts all of its pieces together, it could prove to be one of the best mystery shows in recent memory. Details on the project are still relatively sparse, but what's there is enough to give interested viewers a taste of what they can expect when the series finally premieres. Here's everything we know about "Apples Never Fall" thus far.

When will Apples Never Fall be released?

"Apples Never Fall" was first ordered to series by NBCUniversal's streaming service Peacock in February 2022, and producers got to work on slowly populating its cast with big name actors. Filming began in mid-2023, but eager viewers are going to have to keep being patient for "Apples Never Fall" to make its debut on Peacock. 

Hours after SAG-AFTRA — the main labor union for screen performers — announced a strike in July 2023, "Apples Never Fall" necessarily suspended production. But with a new deal for actors in place by early November 2023, the strike ended, and cast and crew of "Apples Never Fall" resumed production. So when will we actually see the series land on the streamer? Well, in December 2023, Peacock dropped the news that "Apples Never Fall" would be available to stream sometime in March 2024.

What is the plot of Apples Never Fall?

"Apples Never Fall" is set to be a family drama about a group of siblings uncovering the dark history of their family ... with some competitive tennis thrown in. Per Peacock's official description, the show focuses on the Delaney family — retired tennis coaches Joy and Stan, as well as their four adult children. Joy and Stan's quiet retirement is interrupted when a mysterious injured woman shows up at their house. Joy subsequently disappears, prompting her kids to unravel the dark mystery surrounding their family and their tennis empire. As the synopsis reads, "This story takes us into a family's darkest secrets and asks, 'Can we ever really know the people closest to us?'"

It's worth noting that "Apples Never Fall" is actually an adaptation of author Liane Moriarty's 2021 novel "Apples Never Fall," which has sold over 1 million copies. Moriarty previously wrote works such as "Big Little Lies" and "Nine Perfect Strangers," which were also adapted to TV shows by HBO and Hulu respectively, so fans of those projects should find plenty to love in "Apples Never Fall."

Who is starring in Apples Never Fall?

Academy Award-nominated actress Annette Bening, famous for roles like Carolyn in 1999's "American Beauty" and the Supreme Intelligence in 2019's "Captain Marvel," is leading "Apples Never Fall" as Joy, the matriarch of the Delaney family. Notably, Bening hasn't appeared in a TV production since 2005, making "Apples Never Fall" her long-awaited return to the television space.

As for the rest of the Delaney family, Sam Neill of "Jurassic Park" fame will star as Stan, Joy's partner. Alison Brie of "Community" and "GLOW" will star as eldest Delaney sibling, Amy, who's a bit of an outcast and can't get her life together. Jake Lacy of "The White Lotus" will play Troy, who's gone from tennis player to venture capitalist. Conor Merrigan Turner (Netflix's "Thai Cave Rescue") will portray Logan Delaney, a failed tennis pro turned marina manager, and newcomer Essie Randles is set to co-star as Brooke Delaney, her father's obvious favorite and a physical therapist planning her wedding. Additionally, Georgia Flood (Lifetime's "American Princess") has joined "Apples Never Fall" as Savannah, a mysterious and possibly untrustworthy person, who insinuates herself into Joy's orbit.

Rounding out the cast, we've got quite a few impressive names, such as Jeanine Serralles ("Inside Llewyn Davis") and Dylan Thuraisingham ("Head High"), playing Elena Camacho and Ethan Remy, respectively — the detectives working Joy's missing persons case. We'll also see Katrina Lenk ("Ozark"), Timm Sharp ("Undeclared"), Nate Mann ("Licorice Pizza"), Paula Andrea Placido ("Shameless"), Pooja Shah ("The L Word: Generation Q"), and Quentin Plair ("Tiny Beautiful Things").

Who is producing, directing, and showrunning Apples Never Fall?

Per a press release from Peacock, "Apples Never Fall" has numerous notable executive producers attached, including two particularly intriguing names. Melanie Marnich — who wrote several episodes of Netflix's prematurely canceled series "The OA," as well as the Showtime drama "The Affair" — is writing "Apples Never Fall," as well as serving as executive producer and showrunner to the project. She's joined by Chris Sweeney, director of several episodes of HBO Max's "The Tourist" and BBC's "Liar," who will also work as an executive producer and direct several episodes of the series, including its pilot.

The full list of executive producers on "Apples Never Fall" also includes David Heyman ("Marriage Story"), Liane Moriarty (author of the "Apples Never Fall" novel), Albert Page ("Love, Victor"), and Jillian Share ("Pacific Rim"). That's a lot of talent from a wide range of properties in both TV and film, so it seems like "Apples Never Fall" has a solid creative foundation.