What is The Crowded Room on Apple TV+ about?

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Apple TV+ is about to unveil a powerful new mini-series from an Oscar-winning writer that features a stellar cast exploring a dark real-life case. Just what is The Crowded Room about? Find out here!

Adapted by Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind), the mini-series is inspired by the non-fiction novel The Minds of Billy Milligan. That involved the first man to ever be found not guilty in court by claiming multiple personality disorder.

This story fictionalizes the events, focused on Danny Sullivan, who was arrested in 1979 in New York after a shooting. Psychiatrist Rya Goodwin is assigned to talk to Danny and find out what happened. As she does, she begins to unravel that much of Danny’s past may only exist in his delusions, and the search for answers can lead to some intriguing new mysteries.

"“The Crowded Room follows Danny Sullivan (Tom Holland), a man who is arrested following his involvement in a shooting in New York City in 1979. A captivating thriller told through a series of interviews with curious interrogator Rya Goodwin (Amanda Seyfried), Danny’s life story unfolds, revealing elements of the mysterious past that shaped him and the twists and turns that will lead him to a life-altering revelation.”"

Who stars in The Crowded Room?

The big star of the show is Tom Holland as the actor famous for playing Spider-Man in the MCU tackles the role of Billy, who has to face some of his past isn’t what he thought it was. Fresh off her multiple award-winning role in The Dropout, Amanda Seyfried plays Rya. Emmy Rossum is Candy Sulivan, Billy’s mom, with the supporting cast including Will Chase, Sasha Lane, and Christopher Abbott.

  • Tom Holland as Danny Sullivan, a character inspired by Billy Milligan
  • Amanda Seyfried as Rya Goodwin
  • Emmy Rossum as Candy Sullivan
  • Will Chase as Marlin Reid
  • Sasha Lane as Ariana
  • Christopher Abbott as Stan Camisa
  • Emma Laird as Isabel
  • Jason Isaacs as Jack Lamb
  • Lior Raz as Yitzak Safdie
  • Thomas Sadoski as Matty Dunn
  • Zachary Golinger as Young Danny Sullivan
  • Sam Vartholomeos as Mike
  • Levon Hawke as Jonny
  • Laila Robins as Susie
  • Henry Eikenberry as Doug
  • Henry Zaga as Philip

When does The Crowded Room premiere and stream?

The show will drop on Apple TV+, with the first three episodes airing on Friday, June 9. Weekly episodes will then drop every Friday, with the 10th and final episode airing on July 28, 2023. With its great cast and intriguing story inspired by true events, The Crowded Room looks to be a new sharp crime drama for Apple TV+.

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The Crowded Room premieres Friday, June 9 on Apple TV+.