The folks responsible for maintaining the IMDb page for Apple TV+’s upcoming action thriller The Mosquito Coast are really underselling their product. Prior to checking out this trailer I perused the page to find a vague but unintriguing synopsis:
An idealist uproots his family and moves them to Latin America.
That’s not something making my queue. Thankfully, the trailer below was infinitely more interesting. The Mosquito Coast sees Justin Theroux and Melissa George (LOVE HER!) starring as parents with a deep dark secret. Their home life, and the lives of their teenage kids, are thrown into disarray when they are spotted out running an errand. Immediately they begin to pack up their things and run to South America. Here’s the intriguing part, there’s no clues in the trailer as to why. It’s heavily implied that whatever it is falls into the “highly illegal” category, since those chasing them are mostly police, but it’s never made clear.
While this isn’t a subscription selling series the likes of Stranger Things or WandaVision it does look to be another solid entry in Apple’s ledger or original content. The streamer has been trying for some time to get a marquee title and haven’t been able to find it yet but they are slowly building a catalog that warrants the monthly subscription cost.
The Mosquito Coast is based on the best-selling novel by Paul Theroux and will be available to stream on Apple TV+ April 30th!