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Apple TV+ Orders Drama ‘Dark Matter’

Series Based on the Bestselling Book by Blake Crouch

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Streamer Apple TV+ has greenlit “Dark Matter,” a new nine-episode series based on the book by Blake Crouch. The logline: “Dark Matter” is a story about the road not taken. The series will follow Jason Dessen, (Joel 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 and showrun by Blake Crouch, and will be produced for Apple TV+ by Sony Pictures Television. Joel Edgerton also serves as executive producer.

“Dark Matter” will be executive produced by Matt Tolmach (“Jumanji” franchise, “Venom,” “Future Man”) and David Manpearl for Matt Tolmach Productions. Crouch will write the pilot script and serve as showrunner and executive producer on the series, and Louis Leterrier (“Now You See Me,” “Lupin,” “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance”) is set to direct the first four episodes.