Apple is adapting Paul Theroux’s popular 1981 novel The Mosquito Coast into a new Apple TV+ series.
The novel tells the story of an inventor who takes his American family to live in the Honduran jungle — with unexpected twists along the way. It was previously adapted into a Hollywood movie starring Harrison Ford. Apple’s new version will star Justin Theroux, nephew of the book’s author Paul Theroux.
The Mosquito Coast is being adapted for Apple by Neil Cross, creator of the hit Idris Elba detective drama Luther. Cross will also act as show runner and write the first episode.
Justin Theroux is best known for starring in HBO’s The Leftovers, which ended in 2017. He has also appeared in movies ranging from American Psycho to Zoolander. He has worked as a screenwriter on Tropic Thunder, Iron Man 2, and more.
Apple TV+ is coming soon
Apple has not revealed when it expects The Mosquito Coast to make its debut. It seems likely that it will be at least a year away, however.
Apple TV+ will make its debut November 1. The streaming service will cost $4.99 per month, making it considerably cheaper than rivals like Netflix. Customers who buy a new Apple devices will also get a one year subscription thrown in for free.
For a run-down of the various shows and movies Apple has lined up for the service, check out our list here.
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