Apple TV+ has today announced a series order for “The Crowded Room,” a seasonal anthology in which Tom Holland will star in the lead role of the first season and will serve as executive producer alongside Academy Award winner Akiva Goldsman.
To be produced by Apple Studios and New Regency, the anthology series will explore the true and inspirational stories of those who have learned to live successfully with mental illness.
The anthology’s 10-episode first season is inspired by the award-winning biography “The Minds of Billy Milligan” by Daniel Keyes. It tells the story of Billy Milligan (Holland), the first person ever acquitted of a crime because of dissociative identity disorder (formerly multiple personality disorder).
Goldsman will serve as executive producer through his Weed Road Productions banner. The series will also be executive produced by Alexandra Milchan for EMJAG Productions and New Regency’s Arnon Milchan, Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer.
“The Crowded Room” will make its debut exclusively on Apple TV+ at an announced date.