Apple TV+ has released nan first trailer for “The Crowded Room,” a psychological thriller bid starring Tom Holland, Amanda Seyfried and Emmy Rossum. Based connected nan crimes of Billy Milligan, nan show was created by Akiva Goldsman, who wrote nan 2001 movie “A Beautiful Mind,” and is inspired by Daniel Keyes’s 1981 non-fiction novel, “The Minds of Billy Milligan.”
Set successful nan power of Manhattan successful nan summertime of 1979, “The Crowded Room” follows nan apprehension of Danny Sullivan (Holland) for his engagement successful a shooting astatine Rockefeller Center. Danny useful pinch interrogator Rya Goodwin (Seyfried), who leads him to callback nan past that drove him to perpetrate his crimes.
Holland’s characteristic is said to beryllium loosely based connected Milligan, who successful 1979 was arrested for nan rape of 3 women connected nan Ohio State campus. Before his trial, psychologists diagnosed Milligan pinch dissociative personality disorder, which led his defense to plead insanity connected nan relationship that Milligan’s alternate personalities drove him to perpetrate said crimes. He was, infamously, nan first personification to beryllium acquitted of a awesome crime owed to a characteristic disorder.
Holland told Entertainment Weekly he became truthful engrossed successful nan characteristic that, aft 9 months of shooting, he recovered it difficult to separate betwixt himself and Danny Sullivan.
“I was seeing myself successful him, but successful my individual life,” Holland told Entertainment Weekly. “I retrieve having a spot of a meltdown astatine location and thinking, like, ‘I’m going to shave my head. I request to shave my caput because I request to get free of this character.’ And, obviously, we were mid-shooting, truthful I decided not to… It was dissimilar thing I’ve ever knowledgeable before.”
The series, made up of 10 one-hour episodes, besides stars Sasha Lane, Will Chase, Lior Raz, Laila Robins, Christopher Abbott and Henry Eikenberry. The first 3 episodes are group to premiere connected June 9 connected Apple TV+, pinch consequent episodes airing weekly.
Watch nan trailer below.