Jennifer Garner returns to TV in Family Mystery Thriller
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by Laura Dave The last thing he said to me was one of the most popular books of 2021. The novel spent 44 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list, so it makes sense that Reese Witherspoon got the rights to adapt the book for television.
Here’s everything we know about The last thing he said to me adaptation.
The show will likely follow the plot of the novel.
The story begins with the disappearance of Owen Michaels, who leaves behind a cryptic note for his wife, Hannah, which simply says “protect her”. Hannah knows he’s talking about her 16-year-old daughter, Bailey, who lost her mother as a child and hates Hannah.
Here’s the rest of the plot summary: “As Hannah’s increasingly desperate pleas for Owen go unanswered, as the FBI arrests Owen’s boss, as a U.S. Marshal and federal agents arrive at her Sausalito home unannounced, Hannah quickly realizes that her husband is not who he said he was, and that Bailey may well hold the key to uncovering Owen’s true identity and why he really disappeared. Hannah and Bailey set out to uncover the truth. But as they begin to put the pieces of Owen’s past back together, they soon realize they are also building a new future, which neither of them could not have anticipated.”
Jennifer Garner and Angourie Rice lead the cast.
Garner will play Hannah Hall and Rice will be her 16-year-old stepdaughter, Bailey. Rice previously starred in Easttown Mare and the Spider Man Marvel Movies. Author Laura Dave wrote on Instagram that she was “over the moon” casting the duo.
Garner “couldn’t be more excited” to star in The last thing he said to me on AppleTV. Following the news of her casting, the actress took to Instagram to write, “Couldn’t be more excited! Absolutely couldn’t be more grateful!” with crying emoji, heart emoji and red heart. She added, “Thank you, @ReeseWitherspoon. I love you ma’am.”
She’s already getting into character, what she calls her “dream role”, and taking carpentry lessons, because Hannah is a carpenter.
Garner is now best known as a film actress, starring in recent movies like The Adam Project and Yes Day, but made her TV debut on the popular spy thriller A.k.a.
There is no premiere date yet.
However, Apple TV+ has already ordered a full set of The last thing he said to me.
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