Creator Jason Katims’ Apple Series “Dear Edward” Has Added Eleven New Cast Members, Variety has learned.
Audrey Corsa, Eva Ariel Binder, Idris Debrand, Amy Forsyth, Brittany S. Hall, Carter Hudson, Maxwell Jenkins, Jenna Qureshi, Anna Uzele, Ivan Shaw and Dario Ladani Sanchez will all star in the series alongside previously announced cast members Connie Britton, Taylor Schilling and Colin O’Brien.
Full character descriptions and rep info for the new additions can be found below.
“Dear Edward” is based on Ann Napolitano’s book of the same name. It tells the story of Edward Adler (O’Brien), a 12-year-old boy who survives a devastating commercial jet 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.
Katims is the writer, executive producer and showrunner of the series under his True Jack Productions banner. True Jack’s Jeni Mulein also executive produces along with Napolitano and Fisher Stevens. David will produce and direct. The series is the first to be green-lighted under Katims’ overall deal with Apple Studios.
Amy Forsyth (“CODA”, “The Gilded Age”) as “Linda”, after Linda’s boyfriend is tragically killed in the crash, she remains pregnant with a part-time job as a hostess and has no support system.
Carter Hudson (“Snowfall”, “The Wilds”) as “John”, Lacey’s husband and Edward’s uncle. Edward comes to live with them after the crash.
Eva Ariel Binder (“Grey’s Anatomy”, “Stillwater”) as “Shay”, Edward’s friend and lifeline after moving in next door after the crash.
Maxwell Jenkins (“Lost in Space”, “Joe Bell”) as “Jordan”, Edward’s older brother who lives somewhat in the shadow of his highly intelligent younger brother.
Jenna Qureshi (“Just Add Magic: Mystery City”, “Mozart in the Jungle”) as “Mahira”, Jordan’s secret girlfriend who develops a close relationship with Edward after the crash.
Brittany S. Hall (“Ballers”, “David Makes Man”) as ‘Amanda’, a piano tuner and aspiring recording artist mourning the loss of her fiancé who died in the accident.
Audrey Corsa (“All Rise”, “Tell Me a Story”) as “Zoe”, the daughter of Dee Dee (Britton). After her father is killed in the crash, she must struggle with much more to do with Dee Dee, with whom she has an extremely strained relationship.
Anna Uzele (Broadway’s ‘Six’, ‘City on a Hill’) as Adriana, a bright activist just starting her career and rethinking her professional life after losing her grandmother, the second black congressman ever .
Ivan Shaw (“Nocturne”, “The Cleaning Lady”) as “Steve”, always being the golden child, Steve reevaluates his priorities when his estranged brother is killed in the crash.
Idris Debrand (“MotherFatherSon”, “The Informer”, “Kat and the Band”) as “Kojo”, a charismatic, funny and outspoken entrepreneur who must leave his beloved homeland of Ghana to care for his niece Becks after losing his sister. dies in the crash.
Dario Ladani Sanchez (“Paper Trail”) as ‘Sam’, an aspiring graphic designer with a beautiful wife and young daughter. Sam is shocked by the sudden loss of his high school best friend in the crash.
Forsyth is represented by The Gersh Agency, David Dean Management, AMI Artist Management and Viewpoint. Binder is represented by A3 Artists Agency & Pallas Management Group. Jenkins is represented by Innovative and Gilbertson Entertainment. Qureshi is represented by Paradigm, Sinclair Management and Jackoway Austen Tyerman. Carter is represented by APA, Anonymous Content and Schrek Rose. Hall is represented by LINK Entertainment, APA, AWA and Myman Greenspan. Corsa is represented by APA MJ Management and Goodman Genow. Uzele is represented by Innovative Artists. Shaw is represented by Mosaic, TalentWorks and Goodman Genow. Debrand is represented by Alan Siegel Entertainment, United Agents and Sloan Offer. Sanchez is represented by Buchwald and Brookside Artists.
(Pictured, left to right: Dario Ladani Sanchez, Audrey Corsa, Anna Uzele, Idris Debrand)