Home Before Dark: Season 1

Home Before Dark: Season 1

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Apple+ dramatic mystery series, inspired by the true story of nine-year-old journalist Hilde Lysiak. Directed by Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu. Hilde (Brooklynn Prince, The Florida Project) moves from the city to the small lakeside town her father (Jim Sturgess) grew up in. There, she digs into a cold case that everyone in town tried hard to bury.

2020USAParamount Television Studios
DramaTrue Story & Biography



Magic Hour

Hilde and her family are settling into their new life... More in a small town - until a shocking event changes everything.


Never be the Same

Hilde learns more about Erie Harbor's secrets. Her father, Matt,... More is forced to face his past and reconnect with his own father.


Sting Like a Bee

Chasing down a dangerous lead brings Hilde face-to-face with a... More potential suspect. Matt's run-in with an old friend spirals out of control.


The Bird, Man

Hilde, Donny, and Spoon track down Birdman, an outcast who... More may have crucial info about the Richie Fife case.


The Green Bike

Convinced that the wrong person was convicted in the Fife... More case, Hilde sets out to prove it.


88 Miles an Hour

As the '80s dance looms, Hilde and Matt find a... More promising new lead in the investigation. Frank breaks rank to get to the root of the case.


Search Party

When Hilde goes missing, Matt is forced to confront his... More worst nightmare.


The Future is Female

Hilde creates a movement to root out corruption in Erie... More Harbor. Matt and Bridget try to mend their relationship.


Superhero Monster Slayer

A break in the Fife case results in a surprise... More arrest. Matt and Hilden take a road trip to learn more about the suspect.


Bigger Than All of Us

Season finale. Significant new evidence is dredged up from a... More nearby lake. 

Home Before Dark: Season 1 | Reviews

81%32 reviews

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Like so many child-prodigy narratives, Home Before Dark finds it most expedient to have Hilde act, think, and talk more or less like a miniature adult (albeit with a kid’s stringent sense of right and wrong). Even a child actor as good as Brooklynn Prince can seem stilted and smarmy when handed self-consciously elevated child-genius dialogue.

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“Home Before Dark” has a strong duo in Prince and Sturgess, who squeeze their every scene together for all the emotional juice it’s worth...

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

As anyone knows if they experienced The Florida Project with Prince as their guide, she’s a compulsively watchable actor. She plays the fanciful premise (“What if Veronica Mars, but tinier?”) with such utter conviction that Home Before Dark is appealing in spite of its flaws.

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Boasting excellent writing across its first five episodes, the series creates a sense of stakes that are greater, and even more enticing, than its two big whodunits.

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Home Before Dark: Season 1 | Release Details

Home Before Dark: Season 1 is available to stream in Australia now on Apple TV+.