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The Big Door Prize

The Big Door Prize

  • Premiered: 
    March 29, 2023
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  • Network: Apple TV+
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the 2020 book (The Big Door Prize) by M.O. Walsh 
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    Season 1

Plot Synopsis

Based on M.O. Walsh's 2020 book of the same name, THE BIG DOOR PRIZE is a half-hour comedy series that tells the story of a small town that is forever changed when a mysterious machine appears in the general store, promising to reveal each resident's true life potential. Dusty Hubbard, a seemingly content, cheerful family man and high school teacher, watches everyone around him reevaluate their life choices and ambitions -- based on the machine's printouts -- and is forced to question whether he is truly as happy as he once thought. While he remains skeptical of the machine, his wife, Cass, indulges in the dream that there's something bigger out there for her. Like many of Deerfield's residents, the couple has lived a relatively safe, uncomplicated life, until the arrival of the Morpho machine. However, all of that is about to change when the community is forced to reconcile with their unfulfilled achievements in pursuit of a better future. THE BIG DOOR PRIZE debuted on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 on Apple TV+, as the streaming service released the first three episodes. A new installment dropped each Wednesday through May 17.
On Wednesday, May 17, 2023, Apple TV+ released "Deerfest (Part 2)," the season finale of THE BIG DOOR PRIZE. Father Reuben makes a discovery about Hana. Dusty and Cass contemplate their future. The Morpho reveals a new mystery.

THE BIG DOOR PRIZE has been renewed for a second season.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Skydance Television
  • Produced by CJ ENM/Studio Dragon


  • - Deerfield USA