‘Apples Never Fall,’ Based on Liane Moriarty’s Novel, Ordered to Series at Peacock

Melanie Marnich, Apples Never Fall
Courtesy of Peacock

Liane Moriarty (Big Little LiesNine Perfect Strangers) has a TV adaptation coming for another of her books.

Peacock has given a straight-to-series order to Apples Never Fall, based on the author’s #1 New York Times Bestselling novel. Melanie Marnich (pictured above) serves as writer, showrunner and executive producer.

The limited series follows the Delaney family, who seem perfect from the outside. Stan and Joy sold their tennis academy and can have the life of leisure they want. They also look forward to spending time with their four grown children, only for them to be busy with their own problems. “Everything changes when a wounded young woman knocks on Joy and Stan’s door, bringing the excitement they’ve been missing,” Peacock teases. “But when Joy suddenly disappears, her children have to re-examine their parents’ marriage and their family history with fresh and terrified eyes. Set against the backdrop of competitive tennis, this story takes us into a family’s darkest secrets and asks, ‘Can we ever really know the people closest to us?'”

Joining Marnich as executive producers are David Heyman, Moriarty, Albert Page and Jillian Share.

Apples Never Fall is the latest blockbuster novel from Liane Moriarty and from the moment we heard the pitch, we knew this was going to be a powerfully juicy and gripping family mystery,” said Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming in a statement. “David Heyman, Melanie Marnich and Universal International Studios are the perfect partners to dive deep into the Delaney family’s darkest secrets and we couldn’t be more excited to bring this binge-worthy series to life for our Peacock audiences.”

Added Beatrice Springborn, Interim President, Universal International Studios, “our mission at Universal International Studios is to do original, daring and complex series. With Liane Moriarty’s bestselling Apples Never Fall, coupled with David Heyman’s vision and Melanie’s storytelling, we’ve found just that. We can’t wait for the Peacock audience to delve into the fascinating world of the Delaney family.”

The Peacock limited series will be produced by Universal International Studios’ Heyday Television.