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Dark Matter, possibly the decade’s best sci-fi novel, has been reborn as a heart-pounding nine-part thriller

A harrowing journey through a labyrinth of realities

Hailed as one of the best sci-fi novels of the decade, Dark Matter, a story about the road not taken, has been remade into an Apple Original series.

Based on the blockbuster book by New York Times bestselling author Blake Crouch, the nine-episode series has an all-star cast and looks to get the heart racing!

Here’s everything we know about Dark Matter.

Joel Edgerton, Dark Matter. Apple TV+

Official Synopsis

The series will follow Jason Dessen (played by Joel Edgerton), a physicist, professor, and family man who — one night while walking home on the streets of Chicago — is abducted into an alternate version of his life. Wonder quickly turns into a nightmare when he tries to return to his reality amid the mind-bending landscape of lives he could have lived.

In this labyrinth of realities, he embarks on a harrowing journey to get back to his true family and save them from the most terrifying, unbeatable foe imaginable: himself.

Dayo Okeniyi, Dark Matter. Apple TV+

When will Dark Matter be released?

Dark Matter will premiere on Apple TV+ with the first two episodes on Wednesday, May 8, followed by one new episode every Wednesday through June 26.

Who is in the cast?

Starring alongside Joel Edgerton is Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly, Alice Braga, Jimmi Simpson, Dayo Okeniyi and Oakes Fegley.

The author of the OG novel also serves as creator, executive producer, showrunner and writer alongside executive producers Matt Tolmach and David Manpearl with Joel also serving as executive producer.

Jennifer Connelly and Joel Edgerton, Apple TV+

What was the novel about?

First published by Blake in 2016, Dark Matter was nominated for the 2016 World Technology Awards and according to Good Reads (and its 500,841 ratings and 58,923 reviews) Blake’s novel is a “mindbending, relentlessly surprising thriller”.

The official synopsis reads: Jason Dessen is walking home through the chilly Chicago streets one night, looking forward to a quiet evening in front of the fireplace with his wife, Daniela, and their son, Charlie—when his reality shatters.

Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human–a relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we’ll go to claim the lives we dream of.

Is there a trailer?

You bet! On April 15, Apple TV+ released the official trailer.

Dark Matter premieres on Wednesday, 8 May only on Apple TV+.

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