Tom Holland returning to Apple TV+ in 'The Crowded Room'

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Apple has announced a series order for "The Crowded Room," an upcoming Apple TV+ seasonal anthology exploring stories about struggles and triumphs with mental illness.

The series will star Tom Holland, who recently appeared in the Apple TV+ film "Cherry." The "Spiderman: No Way Home" actor will serve as both leading actor and executive producer in the upcoming series.

The first season of "The Crowded Room" will include ten episodes. Set in a similar mold to recent television anthologies like "Fargo" and "True Detective," the show's first season will be inspired by the biography "The Minds of Billy Milligan" by Daniel Keyes.

It tells the story of Milligan, the first person acquitted of a crime because of dissociative identity disorder, previously known as multiple personality disorder.

Oscar-winner Akiva Goldsman ("A Beautiful Mind") will write the series and executive produce through his production company, Weed Road Productions. Goldsman is also co-creator of Paramount+ series "Star Trek: Picard."

Oscar-winner Akiva Goldsman will write and executive produce the new series
Oscar-winner Akiva Goldsman will write and executive produce the new series

Alexandra Milchan of EMJAG Productions and Arnon Milchan, Yariv Milchan, and Michael Schaefer of New Regency share billing as executive producers. Apple Studios and New Regency are co-producing.

"The Crowded Room" is the latest in a line of original content Apple is lining up for its video-streaming service. In addition to "Cherry," recent exclusives have included "Palmer," "Losing Alice," "On the Rocks," and the Billie Eilish documentary, "The World's a Little Blurry."

In March, Apple gained its first Oscar nominations for the animated "Wolfwalkers" and Tom Hanks-starring "Greyhound."

Apple hasn't yet announced a release date for "The Crowded Room."


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