Tom Holland's latest project looks set to be a chilling watch.


The Spider-Man actor is executive producing and starring in Apple TV+'s upcoming thriller The Crowded Room, which also stars Amanda Seyfried and Emmy Rossum.

Based on The Minds of Billy Milligan, a non-fiction novel by Daniel Keyes, the series revolves around Danny Sullivan (Holland) who is arrested in 1979 for his alleged involvement in a shooting that unfolded in New York City.

The first trailer shows Danny engaging in an interview with clinical psychologist Rya Goodwin (Seyfried) and struggling with his mysterious past as he describes a number of “blank spots”.

“Danny, you don’t really seem like a dangerous person,” Goodwin says.

The Crowded Room comes from Akiva Goldsman and has been described as a "seasonal anthology" telling inspirational stories about those who have learned to live with mental illness.

Read on for everything you need to know about The Crowded Room on Apple TV+.

The Crowded Room release date

The 10-episode series is all set to debut on 9th June 2023 on Apple TV+ – sign up to Apple TV+ now.

The first three episodes will air on the debut date, followed by a weekly release of a new episode every Friday until 28th July.

The Crowded Room cast

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Tom Holland in Spider Man No Way Home. Sony Pictures

The Crowded Room already has a stacked cast, which includes Tom Holland (Spider-Man: No Way Home, Uncharted) as Danny Sullivan and Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia, Les Misérables) as Rya, a clinical psychologist.

Emmy Rossum (Shameless) also stars as Candy, Danny’s mother, and Emma Laird (Mayor of Kingstown) as Danny’s girlfriend.

The cast is rounded out by Sasha Lane (Loki) and Christopher Abbott (The Sinner).

Amanda Seyfried (Getty)

A lot has been made of the fact that Rossum will be playing Holland’s mother despite him being only 10 years her junior, but it has been suggested that the Shameless actress might only appear in flashbacks, explaining the small age gap between the two stars.

Behind the camera, the series is to be executive produced and written by Akiva Goldsman, the Oscar winning screenwriter behind A Beautiful Mind. Holland will also executive produce, as will the series’ director, Kornél Mundruczó (Pieces of a Woman).

What is The Crowded Room about?

The Crowded Room is a thriller about Danny Sullivan (Tom Holland), a young man with multiple personalities.

The character is said to be loosely based on Billy Milligan, the first person acquitted of a crime because they suffered from dissociative identity disorder. Milligan’s story was detailed in the award-winning biography The Minds of Billy Milligan, by Daniel Keyes.

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The series is said to be a “seasonal anthology” about inspirational stories of people who have struggled and learned to live with mental illness, so don’t expect season 2 to follow the same story or be focused on Holland’s Danny Sullivan.

Is The Crowded Room based on a true story?

The series doesn’t seem to be a straight adaptation of a true story, but instead is based on two real life tales – one being creator Akiva Goldsman’s own life, the other The Minds of Billy Milligan, an award winning biography by Daniel Keyes.

Is there a trailer for The Crowded Room?

Yes, there is. Watch the chilling footage below:

The Crowded Room is coming to Apple TV+ on Friday 9th June. New episodes weekly. Start your seven-day Apple TV+ free trial.

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