Apple TV+ Reese Witherspoon– produced, Jennifer Garner– drama series in the lead role The last thing he told me has become the most-watched limited series since the streaming platform launched in 2019, ABC Audio has confirmed.
Based on Laura Daves bestseller, the series sees Garner’s Hannah and her stepdaughter Bailey (Angourie rice) looking for Hannah’s husband, Owen (Game of Thrones‘ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), who disappears, leaving only a cryptic note and a bag full of cash.
The series drew 4.5 million unique viewers in its first 31 days of streaming and now ranks behind only the Emmy-winning phenomenon Ted Lasso and Shrinksthe drama series starring Harrison Ford and co-creator Jason Segel.
Rice explains that having the author of the book on board as a producer made all the difference. “What’s so incredible about Laura Dave is that she knows the story inside out. She has an answer for everything,” Rice told ABC Audio.
“But she is also curious about what you think and what you want to bring to it. And I think that incredible combination of flexibility but also complete understanding of the world and the characters and the story that she’s created, it’s just such a joy and such a pleasure as an actor to have access to that on set every day ,” she adds.
Aisha Tyler plays Hannah’s bestie Jules, and said the show appeals to fans of the book, as well as those who haven’t read it. “As I Played (Video Game) The last of usand then I loved the series because it was just more of what I love about the game,” she says, adding that those who read the novel become “like a super-sized portion of the world they loved.”
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