Dark Matter trailer unveils a multiverse mystery


'Dark Matter' is a multiverse mystery on Apple TV+
Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Connelly star in Dark Matter, a new sci-fi thriller series coming to Apple TV+.
Photo: Apple TV+

Dark Matter, one of the best sci-fi novels of the decade, is about to become an Apple TV+ series. It’s a thriller about a man lost in the multiverse trying to find his original universe, and stars Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Connelly.

The trailer released Thursday asks the question “What if the person who abducted me is me?”

Dark Matter brings a bestseller to Apple TV+

Apple TV+ is building a reputation for brilliantly adapting popular sci-fi novels into series. Silo and Foundation are two excellent examples. Which is why there’s so much potential in the upcoming adaptation of Dark Matter, the bestselling novel by Blake Crouch.

For those who haven’t read the book, Apple’s description of its series says,

Dark Matter is a story about the road not taken. The series follows Jason Dessen (played by 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 to 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.”

Watch the trailer to see more:

Top talent matters

The two lead actors in Dark Matter bring plenty of experience.

Joel Edgerton is quite famous in his home country of Australia, and is known around the world for playing Owen Lars in several Star Wars films and series.

Jennifer Connelly has had a long career dating back to Labyrinth in 1986. Other highlights include Mulholland Falls, Dark City and A Beautiful Mind — for which she won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

Also staring in the series are Alice Braga, Jimmi Simpson, Dayo Okeniyi and Oakes Fegley.

Coming toApple TV+ in May

Dark Matter will premiere globally on Apple TV+ with the first two episodes on May 8. These will be followed by one new episode every Wednesday through June 26. There’ll be nine in total.

Watch on Apple TV

Watching comes with a subscription to Apple TV+. The service costs $9.99 per month, with a seven-day free trial. You also can watch it via any tier of the Apple One subscription bundle.

The streaming video service also includes much more, of course. Apple produces an array of generally highly rated movies and series.  That includes dramas, comedies, musicals, children’s shows, nature documentaries, etc.

Want more tips on what to watch on Apple TV+? Read our guide to the 15 best shows on Apple TV+.

Source: Apple


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