Apple TV+ bags former 'Hamilton' star Brian d'Arcy James for 'Dear Edward'

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Brian Darcy James (Image credit: AP)

What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ has reportedly signed Brian d'Arcy James for the upcoming show Dear Edward.
  • Dear Edward will tell the story of a boy who is the sole survivor of a plane crash.

Apple TV+ has reportedly signed former Hamilton star Brian d'Arcy James for a role on its upcoming TV show Dear Edward.

Brian d'Arcy James previously played King George III in the musical hit Hamilton between April 2017 and July of the same year. Now, for Apple TV+, he'll play the father of the title character, Edward according to a Deadline report.

In the Jason Katims' Apple series Dear Edward, d'Arcy James plays the father of the title character, Edward. The series is based on the book of the same name by Ann Napolitano and tells the story of Edward Adler (O'Brien), a 12-year-old boy who survives a devastating commercial plane 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.

The report notes that d'Arcy James is currently working on Love and Death for HBO Max while he has also reportedly signed on for romantic comedy She Came to Me alongside Peter Dinklage and Anne Hathaway.

No timescale has yet been given for when we can expect Dear Edward to land on our screens but Deadline's description does make it sound like another must-watch Apple TV+ show.

If you want to enjoy Dear Edward to the max once it does arrive, make sure to check out our list of the best Apple TV deals we could find. You can watch Apple TV+ on all kinds of devices, but few do it with quite the same panache as an Apple TV!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.