Peacock has made a straight-to-series order of Heyday Television’s Apples Never Fall, a limited series based on Liane Moriarty’s (Big Little Lies, Nine Perfect Strangers) bestselling novel.

The series centres on the Delaneys, who from the outside appear to be an enviably contented family. Former tennis coaches Joy and Stan are parents to four adult children. After fifty years of marriage, they have finally sold their famed tennis academy and are ready to start what should be the golden years of their lives. But after Joy disappears, her children are forced to re-examine their parents’ marriage and their family history with fresh eyes. 

The series will be produced by Universal International Studios’ Heyday Television. Melanie Marnich serves as writer, showrunner and executive producer. Producer David Heyman will executive produce, alongside Liane Moriarty, Albert Page and Jillian Share.   

Apples Never Fall is the latest blockbuster novel from Liane Moriarty and from the moment we heard the pitch, we knew this was going to be a powerfully juicy and gripping family mystery,” said Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.  “David Heyman, Melanie Marnich and Universal International Studios are the perfect partners to dive deep into the Delaney family’s darkest secrets and we couldn’t be more excited to bring this binge-worthy series to life for our Peacock audiences.”    

“Our mission at Universal International Studios is to do original, daring and complex series. With Liane Moriarty’s bestselling Apples Never Fall, coupled with David Heyman’s vision and Melanie’s storytelling, we’ve found just that,” commended Beatrice Springborn, Interim President, Universal International Studios. “We can’t wait for the Peacock audience to delve into the fascinating world of the Delaney family.” 

Jon Creamer

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