Apple TV+ has announced a second season renewal for “The Last Thing He Told Me,” based on the forthcoming sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel and Reese’s Book Club pick by Laura Dave. From 20th Television and Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine (a part of Candle Media), “The Last Thing He Told Me” season two will expand the story with stars Jennifer Garner, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Angourie Rice and David Morse set to reprise their roles.

The dramatic thriller follows Hannah Hall (played by Garner), a woman who must forge a relationship with her 16-year-old stepdaughter Bailey (played by Rice) in order to find the truth about why her husband has mysteriously disappeared. The complete first season of the 2023 ReFrame Stamp-winning series is now streaming on Apple TV+.

“Like so many people, I fell for Hannah on page one of Laura Dave’s gripping novel,” said star and executive producer Jennifer Garner. “The move to actor and producer from reader and super fan was delicious—and made even sweeter by collaborating with Laura, Josh, Reese, and everyone at Hello Sunshine, as well as the amazing teams at Apple and 20th. Being part of this group, not to mention part of such a stellar cast, was a career highlight for me. I’m thrilled to get to tell more of Hannah’s story – I couldn’t have said yes more quickly to season two! These characters and their story mean so much to me, as I know they do to the many who have championed our show; we’re excited to give audiences even more with this next chapter.”

“We are thrilled to be bringing this incredible team back together for another season of ‘The Last Thing He Told Me’ on Apple TV+,” said Reese Witherspoon, founder of Hello Sunshine. “The audience response to Laura Dave’s gorgeous novel and Jen Garner’s stunning performance in the series was so gratifying for all of us at Hello Sunshine. We can’t wait to dive in and see what’s in store for Hannah Hall in season two.”

“‘The Last Thing He Told Me’ quickly became so beloved by global audiences and we’re incredibly excited to expand the world of Laura’s bestselling novel, alongside this amazing creative team led by Reese and Jennifer,” said Matt Cherniss, head of programming for Apple TV+. “Season two will take viewers on an even more exhilarating ride with more mysteries, twists and turns around every corner, and we can’t wait to explore the next chapter for these captivating characters.”

“The Last Thing He Told Me” is produced by 20th Television and Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine, a part of Candle Media. Created and adapted by Laura Dave, alongside Academy Award-winning co-creator Josh Singer, “The Last Thing He Told Me” is the first collaboration between the married Dave and Singer, who both serve as executive producers alongside Garner and Hello Sunshine’s Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter. Emmy Award nominee Aaron Zelman joins season two as co-showrunner and executive producer with Josh Singer. Hello Sunshine optioned “The Last Thing He Told Me” from author Laura Dave, and 20th Television optioned the upcoming sequel.

“I’m over the moon to continue telling the story of Hannah and Bailey,” said Laura Dave. “The response to ‘The Last Thing He Told Me’ has been truly extraordinary, and I’m grateful to everyone who read and shared the book and made this possible.”

“Working with Jennifer Garner, Angourie Rie and Nickolaj Coster-Waldau has been fantastic in every way, and Laura and I are thrilled to reunite with them as well as Reese, Lauren and the incredible teams at Hello Sunshine, 20th Television, Apple TV+, and the entire cast and crew,” said Josh Singer. “We’re thrilled Aaron Zelman is joining us to help lead our show as we dive into the exciting new season.”

First published in hardcover by Simon & Schuster in 2021, the novel “The Last Thing He Told Me” was a Reese’s Book Club pick, becoming an instant #1 New York Times bestseller and remaining on the list for more than 80 weeks, selling 3 million copies to date. It was the winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Thriller/Suspense of 2021, an Amazon Best Book of the Year in 2021, an Apple Best Book of the Year in 2021; and, in 2022, “The Last Thing He Told Me” was one of the most popular books checked out at libraries across America as well as the No. 1 most popular e-book. The book has been embraced in 38 countries around the globe, including the U.K., where it was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick.