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What you need to know

  • Julia Roberts is coming back to television at Apple.
  • Roberts will star and executive produce The Last Thing He Told Me, a new series coming to Apple TV+.

Reported by Deadline, Oscar winner Julia Roberts is returning to television to star in a new series on Apple TV+. The series, titled The Last Thing He Told Me, will be executive produced by Roberts and comes from Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine studio.

According to the report, the series was sought by multiple studios but landed at Apple. The Last Thing He Told Me follows the story of a woman who, while searching for her missing husband, forms a relationship with her stepdaughter.

In a highly competitive situation, the project, based on the Laura Dave's anticipated novel, has landed at Apple with a straight-to-series order. Hello Sunshine is producing with 20th Television. Created by Dave and co-created by Oscar winner Josh Singer (Spotlight), the The Last Thing He Told Me adaptation follows a woman (Roberts) who forms an unexpected relationship with her 16-year-old stepdaughter while searching for the truth about why her husband has mysteriously disappeared.

The novel of the same name, which the series is based on, will also see a hardcover release on May 4, 2021.

The novel The Last Thing He Told Me will be published in hardcover by Simon & Schuster on May 4. The book was optioned by Hello Sunshine prior to its release, and the company brought it to Roberts. With her on board, Hello Sunshine partnered with 20th TV, where Singer has an overall deal via Touchstone TV, which was recently merged with 20th TV, part of Disney TV Studios. The project was taken out to the premium marketplace, sparking a bidding war.

Hello Sunshine, which is producing the series, also produces The Morning Show, another high-profile series on Apple TV+ which is heading into its second season. It is currently unclear when The Last Thing He Told Me will begin filming or when it will release on Apple's streaming service.

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