Exploring Mosquito Coasts

The Mosquito Coast, debuting tomorrow, April 30, is a seven-episode Apple TV+ adaptation of Paul Theroux’s 1981 novel about an idealist inventor who uproots his family from the U.S. to a Latin American jungle for a simpler life but ends up placing them all in danger, .

Theroux’s nephew Justin Theroux plays the father, Allie Fox, a role which earned Harrison Ford a Golden Globe nomination for an earlier 1986 film adaptation (trailer below). Melissa George plays Allie’s wife, previously played by Helen Mirren. Gabriel Bateman takes on River Phoenix’s role of Allie’s son, Charlie, and Charlie now has an older sister (Logan Polish) rather than a younger brother.

Apple TV+ users can stream the first two episodes of Mosquito Coast on April 30, at apple.co/_MosquitoCoast or via Apple TV+ apps. Additional episodes will drop on subsequent Fridays through June 4.

The movie version can be streamed free from Tubi, or ad-free for $2.99 from Apple/iTunes or other providers.

(Top image: Justin Theroux, Melissa George, Logan Polish and Gabriel Bateman, courtesy Apple TV+) 

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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