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Will Apples Never Fall Return for Season 2? What We Know

The Peacock original series, starring Annette Bening and Sam Neill, is about a family that falls apart after one of their own goes missing.

By Jax Miller

The thrilling Peacock original series Apples Never Fall left fans wanting more, but will there be a follow-up season?

Based on the New York Times-bestselling novel by Australian author Liane Moriarty, Apples Never Fall’s twists and turns kept viewers at the edges of their seats across seven nail-biting episodes that all dropped on Thursday, March 14, 2024, exclusively on Peacock.

Annette Bening and Sam Neill star as Joy and Stan Delaney, a married couple who recently sold their Florida tennis academy to enjoy the serenity of well-deserved retirement. It looked like only sunny days ahead for the former tennis coaches, who share four adult children, played by Jake Lacy, Alison Brie, Conor Merrigan-Turner, and Essie Randles.

However, things took a dark turn when an injured stranger showed up on the couple’s doorstep.

“When Joy suddenly disappears, her children are forced to re-examine their parents’ so-called perfect marriage as their family’s darkest secrets begin to surface,” according to the show’s press release.

Will there be an Apples Never Fall Season 2?

There has been no word from Peacock or the showrunner on a Season 2 yet, so it's still possible. However, it doesn’t appear Apples Never Fall will be back for a Season 2, as the series is categorized as a “limited drama series,” consisting of seven one-hour episodes. It was also based off a standalone book.

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However, according to writer, showrunner, and executive producer Melanie Marnich, it sounds like audiences will have plenty to savor from a standalone season, per the show’s presser.

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“I’ve never been able to resist a story that feels like an immersive vacation from life… and yet is deliciously about life. Enter: Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty,” said Marnich.

Liane Moriarty, who also authored Nine Perfect Strangers — adapted into a 2021 series — never publicly announced plans for an Apples Never Fall sequel in book form. However, when discussing her novel Big Little Lies — later adapted into the hit series starring Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, and Zoë Kravitz — she told The Washington Post what it was like to work on the latter’s second installment, based on her follow-up and unpublished novellas explicitly written for the series.

“I had never written a sequel to one of my novels, and I wasn’t sure I should be involved,” the author admitted. “I definitely wrote it with the show in mind. I wrote it with an American accent.”

What Producers Say About Apples Never Fall

Marnich called Apples Never Fall  “a very honest show” about “a very complicated family.” While dark secrets might fill the Delaney home, Marnich said it’s still the ideal place to “swing by for a gin and tonic.”

“The riveting and twisty mystery is anchored by the Delaney family, whose wit, wounds, yearning, and complexity made me want to translate this great book to television and made me feel like the Delaneys had something to say to all of us,” Marnich stated. “Through them, this story dives into the complexities of love, long-term marriage, and the struggle to define oneself within — and beyond — family.”

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Marnich added it was “thrilling” to write about the Delaneys and all their interpersonal challenges, and she wasn’t the only one who loved the experience. Executive producer David Heyman said he was “immensely grateful and proud” to help bring Moriarty’s novel to the screen.

“Watching the Delaney family — whose perfect veneer masks a myriad of secrets — as they begin to unravel is at times wickedly funny, at others tender and moving, but always gripping,” Heyman stated. “Liane’s characters are vivid, complex, and the story she tells is about how those we hold dearest can hurt us the most. These all seemed to me like ingredients for compelling television.”

Be sure to watch Apples Never Fall, streaming exclusively on Peacock.