Liane Moriartys Apples never fall goes to the small screen, Variety reports†
Moriarty’s novel, published last September by Henry Holt, tells the story of a recently retired 69-year-old woman in Sydney, Australia, who goes missing. In a one-star review, a critic of Kirkus called the book “funny, sad, perceptive, at times creepy, and cunningly irresistible.”
NBC’s streaming service Peacock has ordered a limited series adaptation of the novel. It will be written by Melanie Marnich, whose previous writing credits include: big love† The big Cand Low winter sun†
Marnich will co-create the series with David Heyman (Gravity, Paddington† wedding story), Albert Page (rosewood), and Jillian Share (The president is missing†
Moriarty’s books have previously formed the basis for hit series. Her 2014 novel, big little liesled to an Emmy-winning HBO series starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley, and her 2018 novel, Nine Perfect Strangers, was the basis for a Hulu series starring Kidman, Melissa McCarthy and Michael Shannon.
NBCUniversal executive Susan Rovner told: Variety the series promises to be “a powerful, juicy and gripping family mystery”.
David Heyman, Melanie Marnich and Universal International Studios are the perfect partners to delve deep into the darkest secrets of the Delaney family and we couldn’t be happier to bring this binge-worthy series to life for our Peacock audience, said Rovner.
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and a regular contributor to NPR.