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Home Before Dark Mystery Series on Apple TV+

‘Home Before Dark’ Bows First Trailer For New Mystery Series On Apple TV +


The first trailer is out for mystery series Home Before Dark, which will premiere Friday, April 3 on Apple TV+.


The 10-episode series is executive produced by Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians, In The Heights) and inspired by the reporting of young investigative journalist Hilde Lysiak. It follows a young girl (Brooklynn Prince) who moves from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father (Jim Sturgess) left behind. While there, her dogged pursuit of the truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, tried hard to bury.


The series is created and executive produced by showrunners Dana Fox and Dara Resnik; written and executive produced by Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner; and executive produced by Joy Gorman Wettels for Anonymous Content, Rosemary Rodriguez and Sharlene Martin.


Prince and Sturgess are joined by series stars Abby Miller, Kylie Rogers, Joelle Carter, Jibrail Nantambu, Deric McCabe, Michael Weston, Aziza Scott, and Louis Herthum.


Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung and LG smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, as well as attv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month. There are also free subscriptions bundled with certain new Apple devices.


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Renewed for second season already:


‘Home Before Dark’: Apple Confirms Second Season Renewal As Producers Plot “Super Bingeable” Young Detective Drama – TCA


Apple has confirmed the second season renewal of Home Before Dark as the producers talked about crafting a “super bingeable” young detective drama inspired by movies including Indiana Jones.

The ten-part series, which is inspired by the real-life story of 11-year-old Hilde Lysiak, will premiere its first three episodes on April 3 and the digital platform has already handed it a second run.


The series follows a young girl who moves from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father left behind. While there, her dogged pursuit of the truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, tried hard to bury.


The drama, from Anonymous Content and Paramount Television Studios, was created by Ben and Kate creator Dana Fox and Dara Resnik (Daredevil), who executive produce with Joy Gorman Wettels (13 Reasons Why), Rosemary Rodriguez (The Walking Dead) and Sharlene Martin (Deadly Sins). Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) will direct and executive produce, while House and Glee writers Russel Friend and Garrett Lerner write and exec produce.


Fox said that she wanted to make the show “super bingeable” but that the big question for them was which audience was this show for? She talked about watching films such as Indiana Jones. “I think we just felt strongly that we wanted to make something that we had never seen before, a sophisticated drama with a young female at its core,” she said. “We wanted parents to watch first and see if kids can handle it. Parents will decide with their kids. The tone was the most difficult thing to nail.”


Fox added that she wanted Brooklyn Prince’s young character, who is based on Lysiak, to be treated in the same way as someone like Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock.


The story is inspired by Lysiak, a young investigative reporter who, at age 9, was the first to expose a murder in her hometown of Selinsgrove, PA, breaking the news in her self-started newspaper, Orange Street News. Her exclusive drew negative feedback from online commenters who argued that that nine-year-olds shouldn’t be covering murders. Hilde fought back with a video, which went viral. She garnered national and international media attention and landed a deal with Scholastic to co-write four books with her author/journalist father, Matthew Lysiak, called Hilde Cracks the Case.

Hilde, born in Brooklyn where she spent her early childhood before the family moved to Matthew Lysiak’s hometown of Selinsgrove, also got the attention of Paramount TV and its partner Anonymous Content, who optioned Hilde’s life rights and the rights to her books.


The drama also stars Jim Sturgess, Adrian Hough, Jibrail Nantambu, Deric McCabe and Joelle Carter.


Sturgess, who plays the father, said, “I was flown to LA to meet Brooklyn for the first time, to feel the chemistry. Usually that’s a chemistry lead for a romantic lead, this was for someone to play daughter, which was more terrifying. We made up secret handshakes. I knew it was going to be a relationship that felt very special. To play a family unit within a family unit, was hugely rewarding.”
Prince added that the pair bonded over singing Queen and The Beatles songs.


Chu directed the first two episodes and he said that he wanted the show to look like old Amblin movies mixed with Instagram shots.


“We all sat down really early… one of the biggest things we talked about was why. The importance of truth and journalism and facing truths. That’s not easy. I love that subject. I love we tell our kids to be truthful but we lie to them. At some point, they look at us and we have to face reality. I loved the idea of a father daughter story and the truth is here to save us. At the end of it we picked actors that are the most grounded and honest and that’s what the show is about.”


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Apple TV's 'Home Before Dark' Well Worth Adding to Your Watch List
By David Hinckley, TVWorthWatching.com's 'All Along the Watchtower' - April 2, 2020

I have seen the future of journalism, and her name is Hilde Lisko.

Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration. But Hilde (Brooklynn Prince), the star of the new Apple TV+ series Home Before Dark, is a sparkling bright spot for a profession that’s had a rough time in the 21st century.

Home Before Dark, whose ten episodes become available Friday on the streaming service, positions Hilde as a 9-year-old journalist who wades into a murder case that grown-ups won’t touch.

Eventually, as you can probably guess, she drags them all into the swamp they created and then tried to ignore.

Hilde is the middle daughter of Matthew Lisko (Jim Sturgess) and Bridget Jensen (Abby Miller). Dad is a reporter for the Brooklyn Sentinel, and Hilde is his daughter all the way. She says she was born with ink in her veins. She loves going out with Dad on stories, including grisly crimes, and she edits her own neighborhood newspaper, circulation about a hundred.

Mainly, she has reporter instincts. She’s curious about everything. She asks questions constantly. Why did this happen? Why did that person do this? What’s that car doing circling our block?

Life is pretty reasonable until Matthew gets fired, for reasons that are unclear and a little troubling, and the family has to move cross-country to Erie Harbor, her Dad’s cleverly named hometown.

Erie Harbor looks like quintessential small-town America, encased in a time capsule from the mythic good old days, and naturally, that means it has disturbing secrets.

Oh yeah, and Dad had sworn for years he would never move back there. Hmmmm.

The Liskos are barely unpacked before Hilde starts looking around, noticing things, and asking questions. Before the end of the first episode, she has poked her nose into a drama the town has been trying to bury, and once her nose is there, the rest of Hilde is going to follow.

If the setup for Home Before Dark unfolds rapidly, the rest requires some time. While the plot might sound like the sort of thing that could be wrapped up in a movie, this series stretches it out in a long ride, lots of twists, flashbacks, and suspense.

Home Before Dark has some elements of those wonderful and often overlooked Nickelodeon dramas wherein kids are way smarter and more interesting than grown-ups think. That includes not just Hilde but her older sister Izzy (Kylie Rogers) and the small posse she assembles at a school that, on the whole, regards Hilde as strange.

But Home Before Dark is only incidentally a kid drama. It’s about grown-ups, and a town, and human behavior at its best and worst. Policewoman Trip Johnson (Aziza Scott), for instance, understands what Hilde is doing and why. That’s not a unanimous response among local law enforcement.

Or at Hilde’s school, where principal Kim Collins (Joelle Carter) may not be all she seems. On the other hand, Hilde’s Mom, a former public defender, becomes a valuable ally even while she has some reservations about a 9-year-old plunging into investigative reporting that could involve squirrely characters.

Led by a terrific performance from Prince, Home Before Dark is well worth adding to your spring playlist.

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Watched a few episodes so far. The 9 year-olds who talk, think, react and behave like 29 year-olds ... annoy me. I know the show mostly revolves around 1 of them, but still. Other than that, it seems pretty well done and well acted so far.

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I've been enjoying it. not a typical 9 year old by any means, I'd buy it more if she was 12-13.
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Finished this today. It was pretty decent overall. More enjoyable if you believe the kid was 19 and not 9, but still not too bad.
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I was a little surprised by the ending. I thought this was a one season show.

Interesting that epguides doesn't give the usual results.
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