The series is based on a bestselling sci-fi novel.
Jennifer Connelly will star alongside the previously announced Joel Edgerton in the Apple TV adaptation of Blake Crouch’s novel “Dark Matter.” The nine-episode series was ordered from Apple in March. The film will follow physicist, professor, and family man Jason Dessen (Edgerton), who is kidnapped into an alternate version of his life while walking home one night through the streets of Chicago. Everything quickly turns into a nightmare as Dessen tries to return to his reality amid the multiverses in which he can live. In this maze of mind-blowing facts, he embarks on a harrowing journey to return to his real family and save them from the most formidable, invincible enemy imaginable: himself.
Connelly will play Jason’s wife, Daniela. This is one of the few television roles Connelly has taken on throughout his career. She is currently starring in the TNT drama “Snowpiercer,” which will conclude with its upcoming fourth season. She also starred in the short-lived Fox Wall Street drama “The Street” she. She is primarily known for her critically acclaimed movie roles, including her Oscar-winning supporting role in “A Beautiful Mind”. The latest blockbuster “Top Gun: Maverick” and in films such as “Requiem for a Dream”, “House of Sand and Fog” and “Blood Diamond”.
Crouch is adapting “Dark Matter” for the screen and will also serve as executive producer and showrunner. Edgerton will also serve as executive producer. Matt Tolmach and David Manpearl of Matt Tolmach Productions will co-produce the project, which Jakob Verbruggen will direct the first three episodes. Sony Pictures Television will produce and serve as the studio.
Some of Crouch’s best-selling novels have previously been adapted for television. The Wayward Pines novel trilogy was adapted into the Fox drama series “Wayward Pines,” while the novel “Good Behavior” was adapted into a TV series of the same name for TNT. His other novels include “Abandon”, “Famous” and “Recursion”. Dark Matter will appear next year.