Apples Never Fall: Alison Brie and Jake Lacy join Annette Bening and Sam Neill in Peacock’s limited series

Peacock’s Apples Never Fall limited series starring Sam Neill and Annette Bening adds Alison Brie and Jake Lacy to the cast.

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Peacock‘s Apples Never Fall limited series announced that Alison Brie (GLOWCommunity) and Jake Lacy (The White Lotus, Significant Otherwould join the castSam Neill (Event HorizonJurassic Park) and Annette Bening (American BeautyThe Kids Are All Right) lead the project, based on Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers author Liane Moriarty’s bestselling novel.

Apples Never Fall was arranged by writer-showrunner Melanie Marnich and Universal International Studios’ Heyday Television. The story revolves around the Delaneys, who everyone thinks is a picture-perfect nuclear family. Former tennis coaches Joy (Bening) and Stan (Neill) are the proud parents of four children. However, after four decades of marriage and selling their tennis academy, things take a turn as plans for the couple’s golden years become tarnished with misfortune. Joy has disappeared, leaving her children to investigate their parents’ marriage and reevaluate their family history.

Brie plays Amy Delaney, the oldest Delaney child and the family’s black sheep. Still renting a room in a house meant for grad students and jumping from one career path to another, Amy is a mess.

Lacy portrays Liane Delaney, the second-oldest Delaney child whose competitive edge he developed as a young tennis player is now his greatest asset as a venture capitalist.

Inspired by Moriarty’s bestselling novel, which has sold over a million copies, Apples Never Fall unravels a tangled yarn of family drama, deception, and mysterious behavior.

Here’s the official synopsis of Moriarty’s novel:

The Delaney family love one another dearly―it’s just that sometimes they want to murder each other . . .

If your mother was missing, would you tell the police? Even if the most obvious suspect was your father?

This is the dilemma facing the four grown Delaney siblings.

The Delaneys are fixtures in their community. The parents, Stan and Joy, are the envy of all of their friends. They’re killers on the tennis court, and their chemistry is palpable off it. But after fifty years of marriage, they’ve finally sold their famed tennis academy and are ready to start what should be the golden years of their lives. So why are Stan and Joy so miserable?

The four Delaney children―Amy, Logan, Troy, and Brooke―were tennis stars in their own right, yet as their father will tell you, none of them had what it took to go all the way. But that’s okay, now that they’re all successful grown-ups and there is the wonderful possibility of grandchildren on the horizon.

One night a stranger named Savannah knocks on Stan and Joy’s door, bleeding after a fight with her boyfriend. The Delaneys are happy to give her the small kindness she sorely needs. If only that were all she wanted.

Later, when Joy goes missing and Savannah is nowhere to be found, the police question the one person who remains: Stan. But for someone who claims to be innocent, he, like many spouses, seems to have a lot to hide. Two of the Delaney children think their father is innocent, and two are not so sure―but as the two sides square off against each other in perhaps their biggest match ever, all of the Delaneys will start reexamining their shared family history in a very new light.

Stan killed Joy, didn’t he? Or maybe it was one of the kids? We could read the novel or wait until Apples Never Fall comes to Peacock for all the nasty details. Either way, you can’t judge a book by its cover. Still, well-off people often have the most to hide. Let’s turn over some stones and see what the Delaneys are trying to hide, shall we?

Source: Deadline

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.