Apple has taken a step forward to expand its relationship with actor Tom Holland. The tech giant and streamer has roped in the Spider-Man star to be a part of their next venture, The Crowded Room.
The series is a 10-episode straight-to-series anthology from writer, Akiva Goldsman. This series will revolve around exploring the true and inspirational stories of those who have struggled and learned to successfully live with mental illness.
The first season of the anthology will be based on Daniel Keyes’s biography, The Minds of Billy Milligan. Tom will be portraying the role of Billy who was the first person ever acquitted of a crime because of Multiple Personality Disorder. The disorder is now known as Dissociative Identity Disorder.
It will be a co-production between Apple’s recently launched in-house studio and New Regency. Akiva will act as the executive producer along with Alexandra Milchan for EMJAG Productions and New Regency’s Arnon Milchan, Yariv Milchan, and Michael Schaefer.
Tom recently played the role of an army vet who is suffering from PTSD in Apple’s Russo Brothers feature film, Cherry. He will also be reprising his beloved role as Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Home. The actor has also another venture lined up for 2022 called Uncharted.
The author has penned Russell Crowe’s A Beautiful Mind. He serves as the showrunner on Paramount+’s Star Trek: Picard and the upcoming Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. The writer will also be teaming up with Amma Asante and Tiffany Haddish to shop the limited series, The Bardess.
The Crowded Room will mark as Apple’s latest TV show. The company’s in-house studio is also behind Samuel L. Jackson’s vehicle, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Band of Brothers sequel Masters of the Air; and comedy High Desert starring Patricia Arquette along with others.