Dark Matter
Created byBlake Crouch
Based onDark Matter
by Blake Crouch
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producers
Production companies
Original release
NetworkApple TV+

Dark Matter is an upcoming American science fiction television series created by Blake Crouch, based on his 2016 novel of the same name. It is set to premiere on Apple TV+.


A physicist in Chicago is warped into an alternate version of his life, leaving him to fight to return to his life to prevent the alternate version of himself from harming his family.





No.TitleDirected by [1]Teleplay by [2]Original release date
1TBAJakob VerbruggenBlake CrouchTBA
2TBAJakob VerbruggenBlake CrouchTBA
3TBAJakob VerbruggenBlake CrouchTBA

The fourth through eighth episodes are written by Blake Crouch, Megan McDonnell, McDonnell, Crouch & Jacquelyn Ben-Zekry, and Ihuoma Ofordire and McDonnell, respectively.[2]


It was first announced in December 2020 that Apple TV+ had entered into development of a series adaptation of Blake Crouch's novel, with Crouch set to write and act as showrunner.[3] The series was officially greenlit in March 2022, with Apple ordering 9 episodes and Joel Edgerton cast to star. Louis Leterrier was set to direct the first four episodes.[4] By September 2022, Jennifer Connelly, Alice Braga, Jimmi Simpson, Oakes Fegley and Dayo Okeniyi joined the cast.[5][6][7] In December, Amanda Brugel would join the cast in a recurring role.[1]

Production began in Chicago on October 4, 2022, and was expected to wrap by April 2023.[8]


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  2. ^ a b "Dark Matter (2023)". Writers Guild of America West. Retrieved May 26, 2023.
  3. ^ Kroll, Justin (December 8, 2020). "Apple Developing Dark Matter Novel As Series With Matt Tolmach Producing". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 9 December 2020. Retrieved 19 June 2022.
  4. ^ Petski, Denise (March 29, 2022). "Joel Edgerton To Star In Dark Matter Sci-Fi Series Adaptation At Apple TV+; Blake Crouch To Showrun". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 22 October 2022. Retrieved 19 June 2022.
  5. ^ White, Peter (August 29, 2022). "Jennifer Connelly To Star Alongside Joel Edgerton In Apple Sci-Fi Series Dark Matter". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 6 March 2023. Retrieved 29 August 2022.
  6. ^ Otterson, Joe (September 29, 2022). "Alice Braga, Jimmi Simpson Join Sci-Fi Series Dark Matter at Apple". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on March 15, 2023. Retrieved September 30, 2022.
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (September 30, 2022). "Dark Matter: Oakes Fegley & Dayo Okeniyi Join Joel Edgerton & Jennifer Connelly In Apple TV+ Series". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on January 16, 2023. Retrieved September 30, 2022.
  8. ^ "Filming in Chicago Underway for AppleTV Sci-Fi Dark Matter Starring Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Connelly". Screen Magazine. October 4, 2022. Archived from the original on 29 November 2022. Retrieved 7 October 2022.