'Dark Matter' Adaptation Starring Joel Edgerton Lands at Apple

29 Mar

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Apple has announced that 'Dark Matter', a new nine-episode series based on the acclaimed book by Blake Crouch, is coming to TV+. The series will star Joel Edgerton ('Obi-Wan Kenobi' 'Boy Erased'), who will also serve as executive producer.

Hailed as one of the best sci-fi novels of the decade, 'Dark Matter' is a story about the road not taken. The series will follow Jason Dessen (played by Edgerton), a physicist, professor, and family man who - one night while walking home on the streets of Chicago - is abducted into an alternate version of his life. Wonder quickly turns to nightmare when he tries to return to his reality amid the multiverse of lives he could have lived. In this labyrinth of mind-bending realities, he embarks on a harrowing journey to get back to his true family and save them from the most terrifying, unbeatable foe imaginable: himself.

The series will be written by Crouch, who will also serve as showrunner and will be executive produced by Matt Tolmach ('Jumanji', 'Venom') and David Manpearl.

'Dark Matter' will bolster an already strong sci-fi line-up on Apple TV+, which includes 'Foundation', 'Invasion' and hit film 'Finch' among others.

Up Next: The novel of the same name on which the series will be based, is available on Apple Books now.

James Lees
James has been a fan of Apple for as long as he can remember. He is a film & TV obsessive and has also written for several publications such as BBC Good Food Magazine. He lives in Glasgow, Scotland and can usually be found drinking copious amounts of coffee, watching Apple TV+ and talking about it with anyone who will listen.