The first season of ‘Crowded Rooms’ will be based on Daniel Keyes ’biography“ The Minds of Billy Milligan ”.
Apple is expanding its relationship with Tom Holland.
The technical giant and streamer were eavesdropping Cherry star to the top Crowded room, a 10-episode anthology, direct for the series, by writer Akiva Goldsman.
The collection will explore the true and inspiring stories of those who have struggled and learned to live successfully with mental illness. The first season of the anthology will be based on a biography of Daniel Keyes, The Minds of Billy Milligan. Holland will play Millilgan, who is the first person ever to be acquitted of a crime due to multiple personality disorder (today known as dissociative identity disorder).
Crowded room is a co-production between Apple’s recently launched internal studio and New Regency. Goldsman (COM)Beautiful Mind, Star Trek: Picard) will carry out production through its weed production banner. Along with Alexandra Milchan, the Netherlands will also produce for EMJAG Productions and Arnon Milchan, Yariva Milchan and Michael Schaefer from New Regency.
Holland has just started playing a military vet suffering from PTSD in the Apple Russo brothers’ feature film Cherry. Next time he repeats the role of Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No way home and there is Uncharted set for 2022. It is represented by WME and Sloane offerings.
Goldsman, who wrote Russell Crowe Beautiful mind, serves as a co-showrunner on Paramount + s Star Trek: Picard and upcoming Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. The Oscar winner also teams up with Amma Asante and Tiffany Haddish to buy limited series, Bardess. He is represented by CAA and Handon Jacobson.
For Apple, Crowded room marks the latest TV announcements broadcast by the stars. The company studio also stands behind Samuel L. Jackson’s vehicle The Last Days of Ptolemy Gray, Band of Brothers continued Masters of the air and comedy High Desert starring Patricia Arquette, among others, because Apple – like its competitors – seems to have an ownership stake in its original content.