The Mosquito Coast was, of course, made into a film back in 1986 with Peter Weir at the helm and starred Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, and River Phoenix.
Rupert Wyatt directs the first two episodes of the new version, which is set across seven episodes and is adapted from the best-selling novel by Paul Theroux, Justin’s uncle.
Here’s the trailer –
The synopsis for The Mosquito Coast reads –
“A brilliant rebel (Justin Theroux) and his wife (Melissa George) take their family on the run to protect them, but end up exposing them to more danger than ever. At every turn of their adventure, they encounter increasing threats and intensifying moral choices from which there’s no turning back.”
The Mosquito Coast is executive produced by Neil Cross, Rupert Wyatt, Paul Theroux, Justin Theroux and Edward L. McDonnell. Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen and Bob Bookman also serve as executive producers for Veritas Entertainment Group.
The series was developed by Neil Cross and Tom Bissell, created for television by Neil Cross, and is a Fremantle Production.
The Mosquito Coast series is just the latest to join a growing list of shows on Apple TV+ as the streaming service looks to cement its place alongside the likes of Netflix and Disney+. With shows like Servant and For All Mankind proving popular and more in the works, 2021 could be a big year for the service.
The Mosquito Coast will stream on Apple TV+ on April 30th.