‘The Last Thing He Told Me’ Set for Season 2 and Sequel Novel

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Though it was originally billed as a limited series, “The Last Thing He Told Me” is returning for a second season at Apple TV+.

Season 1, which premiered in April 2023, was based on Laura Dave’s novel of the same name. Dave has newly set a sequel novel for publication in 2025, which will serve as the basis for Season 2.

“The Last Thing He Told Me” stars Jennifer Garner as Hannah Hall, a woman who must forge a relationship with her 16-year-old stepdaughter Bailey (Angourie Rice) in order to find the truth about why her husband Owen (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) has mysteriously disappeared. Garner, Rice and Coster-Waldau will all reprise their roles in Season 2, as will David Morse, who plays Owen’s father-in-law and Bailey’s grandfather.

20th Television produces the series with Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine. Dave created the series alongside showrunner Josh Singer, who is her husband. Both executive produce alongside Garner, Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine’s film and TV president Lauren Neustadter. Aaron Zelman (“Law & Order,” “Criminal Minds”) joins Season 2 as co-showrunner and executive producer.

Hello Sunshine originally optioned Dave’s novel, while 20th Television optioned the sequel, which will be published by Simon & Schuster’s Marysue Rucci Books in the U.S. and Penguin Random House’s Century Books in the U.K., Australia and New Zealand ahead of the show’s Season 2 premiere.

Garner is repped by CAA, Linden Entertainment, the Lede Company and Sloane Offer. Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine are repped by CAA, the Lede Company and Gretchen Rush of Hansen Jacobsen, while Witherspoon is also repped by LBI Entertainment. Laura Dave and Josh Singer are repped by WME, the Lede Company, Jamie Feldman of Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler and Feldman, while Singer is also repped by Sugar23.

“Like so many people, I fell for Hannah on page one of Laura Dave’s gripping novel,” said Garner in a release. “The move to actor and producer from reader and super fan was delicious — and made even sweeter by collaborating with Laura, Josh, Reese and everyone at Hello Sunshine, as well as the amazing teams at Apple and 20th. Being part of this group, not to mention part of such a stellar cast, was a career highlight for me. I’m thrilled to get to tell more of Hannah’s story — I couldn’t have said yes more quickly to Season 2! These characters and their story mean so much to me, as I know they do to the many who have championed our show; we’re excited to give audiences even more with this next chapter.”

“We are thrilled to be bringing this incredible team back together for another season of ‘The Last Thing He Told Me’ on Apple TV+,” said Witherspoon. “The audience response to Laura Dave’s gorgeous novel and Jen Garner’s stunning performance in the series was so gratifying for all of us at Hello Sunshine. We can’t wait to dive in and see what’s in store for Hannah Hall in season two.”

“‘The Last Thing He Told Me’ quickly became so beloved by global audiences and we’re incredibly excited to expand the world of Laura’s bestselling novel, alongside this amazing creative team led by Reese and Jennifer,” said Matt Cherniss, head of programming for Apple TV+. “Season 2 will take viewers on an even more exhilarating ride with more mysteries, twists and turns around every corner, and we can’t wait to explore the next chapter for these captivating characters.”

“I’m over the moon to continue telling the story of Hannah and Bailey,” said Dave. “The response to ‘The Last Thing He Told Me’ has been truly extraordinary, and I’m grateful to everyone who read and shared the book and made this possible.”

“Working with Jennifer Garner, Angourie Rice and Nickolaj Coster-Waldau has been fantastic in every way, and Laura and I are thrilled to reunite with them as well as Reese, Lauren and the incredible teams at Hello Sunshine, 20th Television, Apple TV+, and the entire cast and crew,” said Singer. “We’re thrilled Aaron Zelman is joining us to help lead our show as we dive into the exciting new season.”

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