|The Crowded Room|
|Created by||Akiva Goldsman|
|Inspired by||The Minds of Billy Milligan|
by Daniel Keyes
|Written by||Akiva Goldsman|
|Directed by||Kornél Mundruczó|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Original network||Apple TV+|
The Crowded Room is an upcoming drama anthology television series created by Akiva Goldsman for Apple TV+, with season one taking inspiration from the novel The Minds of Billy Milligan by Daniel Keyes.
A seasonal anthology series that explores true and inspirational stories of those who have struggled, and learned to successfully live with, mental illness, with season one inspired by Daniel Keyes' nonfiction novel The Minds of Billy Milligan and based on Akiva Goldsman's life.
In April 2021, Akiva Goldsman was set to write The Crowded Room, the 10-episode anthology television series with season one as the adaptation of Daniel Keyes' nonfiction novel The Minds of Billy Milligan for Apple TV+, with Goldsman set produce the series through his Weed Road company with Tom Holland, Alexandra Milchan through EMJAG Productions, and Arnon Milchan, Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer through New Regency. The first season was later revealed to actually be based on Goldsman's own life with inspiration from Keyes' book. Kornél Mundruczó was hired to direct the first season and serve as an executive producer as well alongside Suzanne Heathcote.
In April 2021, Holland was cast in the lead role of season one, initially believed to be Billy Milligan. In February 2022, it was revealed that Holland's character would actually be named Danny Sullivan (loosely based on Milligan), while Amanda Seyfried, Emmy Rossum, Sasha Lane, Christopher Abbott and Emma Laird would be added to the cast. In May, Jason Isaacs and Lior Raz were cast.
Filming on the series had begun by March 31, 2022 in New York City.