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Jennifer Garner joins Apple TV+ show 'The Last Thing He Told Me'

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What you need to know

  • The Last Thing He Told Me is a new show coming to Apple TV+.
  • Jennifer Garner will now play the headline role instead of Julia Roberts.
  • The show is a story about a woman and her stepdaughter investigating the disappearance of the woman's husband.

A new Apple TV+ show The Last Thing He Told Me will feature Jennifer Garner instead of Julia Roberts as its headline act.

From Deadline:

EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Garner is set to headline and executive produce Apple TV+ limited series The Last Thing He Told Me. Based on the New York Times No. 1 bestseller, the series is produced by Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine, who optioned the book from author Laura Dave and serves as the studio on the project with 20th Television.

Garner replaces Julia Roberts, who had to cancel because of a scheduling issue. The show is an adaptation of Laura Dave's book by the same title, and follows "a woman (Garner) who forms an unexpected relationship with her 16-year-old stepdaughter while searching for the truth about why her husband has mysteriously disappeared."

The show will also be executive produced by Garner, along with Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter for Hello Sunshine. Garner is also reportedly set to star in the TV+ series My Glory Was I Had Such Friends, neither show has been officially announced by Apple.

Apple recently added Tom Hanks blockbuster Finch, which reportedly posted the biggest opening weekend for Apple TV+. From Wednesday:

"Finch," the new adventure drama film starring Tom Hanks, began streaming on Apple TV+ last Friday.According to a new report from Deadline, "Finch" has surpassed "Greyhound (another Tom Hanks film) with the biggest opening weekend for an Apple TV+ film yet.

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.