'Home Before Dark': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Apple TV+ murder mystery
The show inspired by the true story of Hilde Lysiak will capture the thrilling story of a nine-year-old child journalist on her path to solve one of America's long-forgotten cases
Apple TV+ has already dabbled in curious murder cases, wrongful incarceration, and shocking scandals with its initial set of originals following its November 1, 2019, launch. Once again borrowing from real-life's pages, the streaming network's reel will capture the thrilling story of a nine-year-old child journalist on her path to solve one of America's unsolved and long-forgotten cases. Mixing the intel and precision of Sherlock with the childlike wonder and curiosity of the kids from Narnia, 'Home Before Dark' seems beyond promising. Here's all you need to know about it!
The first three episodes of 'Home Before Dark' will premiere on Friday, April 3 on Apple TV+ and new episodes will premiere weekly thereafter every Friday.
According to the official synopsis provided by Apple, 'Home before Dark' is "a dramatic mystery series inspired by the reporting of young investigative journalist Hilde Lysiak. It 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." Noting the closeness to the real-life journey of Lysiak was, they add: "The show will follow the schoolgirl, who is underestimated by many of the adults around her but manages to dig deep into a long-forgotten unsolved case."
Created by Dana Fox and Dara Resnik, the 10-part series is being produced by director John M. Chu, who gifted us with 'Crazy Rich Asians'.
Newcomer Brooklynn Prince hops aboard the mystery train in 'Home before Dark' as the little schoolgirl prodigy, Hilde Lisko, following the footsteps of her journalist father. She has appeared in 'The Florida Project', and 'The Turning'.
Hilde's journalist father, Matthew, is being played by British actor Jim Sturgess. In the premise we see Matthew, haunted from a case in his past, return to his hometown. Abby Miller plays Bridget Jensen, and alongside her appear Louis Herthum as Frank Briggs Sr., Kiefer O'Reilly as Richie Fife, Michael Weston as Frank Briggs Jr, Kylie Rogers as Izzy Lisko, Adrian Hough as Jack Fife and Joelle Carter as Kim Collins.
The final official trailer for 'Home before Dark' presents a crisp, but heartwarming tale of watching a little kid strive towards making it easier for her father to cope with his past. Prince brings the enigmatic curiosity of a child driven with conviction and Sturgess and Miller as her guardians are equally moving. Check it out here:
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