Eleven were added to the cast of Dear Edward. Jason Katims’ new drama already starred Connie Britton, Taylor Schilling and Colin O’Brien. Those actors will now be joined by 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, per Variety.
Dear Edward is based on the novel by Ann Napolitano, which follows what happens after a young boy is the sole survivor of a plane crash.
The following has been revealed about the cast additions to the Apple TV+ series:
“Amy Forsyth (CODA, the golden age) as “Linda”, after Linda’s boyfriend tragically dies in the accident, she finds herself pregnant with a part-time job as a stewardess and no support system.
Carter Hudson (Snowfall, The Wildslisten)) as “John”, Lacey’s husband and Edward’s uncle. Edward comes to live with them after the accident.
Eva Ariel Binder (Grey’s Anatomy, Stillwater) as “Shay”, Edward’s friend and lifeline after moving in next door after the accident.
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 Junglelisten)) as “Mahira”, Jordan’s secret girlfriend who develops a close relationship with Edward after the accident.
Brittany S. Hall (Ballers, David makes the man) as “Amanda”, an aspiring piano tuner and artist who mourns the loss of her fiancé who died in the accident.
Audrey Corse (Everyone stand up, tell me a storylisten)) as “Zoe”, the daughter of Dee Dee (Britton). After her father dies in the accident, she has to deal with a lot more with Dee Dee, with whom she has an extremely strained relationship.
Anna Uzele (Broadway Six, city on a hill) as Adriana, a smart activist who is just beginning her career and reassessing her professional life after losing her grandmother, the second black congresswoman.
Ivan Shaw (Nocturne, the cleaning lady) as “Steve”, always been the darling, Steve re-evaluates his priorities when his estranged brother perishes in the accident.
Idris Debrand (MotherFatherSon, The Informant, Kat and the Gang) as “Kojo”, a charismatic, funny and outgoing entrepreneur who must leave his beloved home country of Ghana to care for his niece, Becks, after his sister dies in the accident .
Dario Ladani Sanchez (paper trail) as “Sam”, an up-and-coming graphic designer with a beautiful wife and young daughter. Sam is reeling from the sudden loss of his high school best friend in the accident.
A premiere date will be announced later.
What do you think? Are you planning to check Dear Edward on Apple TV+?