Apple TV+ has officially renewed Justin Theroux’s series adaptation of The Mosquito Coast for a second season. This renewal comes ahead of the drama’s first season finale titled “The Glass Sandwich,” which is scheduled to premiere this Friday, June 4. Directed by Clare Kilner from a script written by Gideon Yago, the seventh and final episode will see the family forced to face a crisis that will either bring them back together or tear them apart forever.
“The Mosquito Coast has captured the imagination of viewers all over the world, not only because of its adrenaline-fueled action and adventure, but also for the engaging family story and captivating performances at its heart,” Apple’s head of programming, Matt Cherniss said in a statement. “We can’t wait to find out what comes next for the Fox family, and for audiences to continue to experience the thrill ride.”
Based on Paul Theroux’s best-selling novel which will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year, The Mosquito Coast tells a gripping adventure and character drama centered on the dangerous journey of radical idealist and brilliant inventor Allie Fox as he uproots his family for Mexico when they suddenly find themselves on the run from the US government. At every turn of their adventure, they encounter increasing threats and intensifying moral choices from which there’s no turning back.
The series adaptation is being led by The Leftovers alum Justin Theroux, who is the nephew of the novel’s author. He is joined by Golden Globe nominee Melissa George (The Eddy, Triangle), Logan Polish (The Astronaut Farmer), Gabriel Bateman (Lights Out, Child’s Play), and Kimberly Elise (Ad Astra, Hit the Floor).
The Mosquito Coast series is created and executive produced by Neil Cross (Luther), who co-developed the project with Tom Bissell. Executive producers are Paul and Justin Theroux, Rupert Wyatt, Edward L. McDonnell, and Veritas Entertainment Group’s Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen, and Bob Bookman, with Freemantle Production having produced the series.
The book was first adapted into a film by director Peter Weir, where it starred Harrison Ford. Click here to purchase the original film adaptation of The Mosquito Coast!