The Crowded Room - Miniseries


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Danny Sullivan is under investigation about a shooting in New York City, when a long list of mysterious events comes into question

When Danny Sullivan is arrested in 1979 for his involvement in a violent shooting in New York City, his whole world starts to unravel. During the investigation of the shooting, interrogator Rya Goodwin starts to piece together the gaps in Danny’s memory to reveal a terrifying truth. 

10 Episodes

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Academy Award winning writer of A Beautiful Mind leads Apple TV psychological thriller series starring Tom Holland

The Crowded Room is a psychological thriller series created by Akiva Goldsman for Apple TV. Goldsman has previously produced screenplays for A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man, The Da Vinci Code and created Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. The Crowded Room is adapted from the 1981 book ‘The Minds of Billy Milligan’ written by Daniel Keyes. The book tells the story of the first person in the United States to be acquitted of a major crime due to Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), which was previously known as Multiple Personality Disorder. Kornel Mundruczo directs the pilot and multiple episodes in the ten-episode miniseries, with Mona Fastvold, Brady Corbet and Alan Taylor also helming episodes. 

Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming) leads the cast as Danny Sullivan, the man arrested for a New York City shooting, who is later interrogated by Rya Goodwin. Goodwin is played by Amanda Seyfried (The Dropout), with Emmy Rossum as Danny’s mother Candy Sullivan. Sasha Lane plays Ariana, Danny’s friend, with Christopher Abbott as Stan, Danny’s lawyer and a war veteran dealing with his own difficult past experiences. Jason Isaacs is Jack Lamb, Emma Laird is Isabel, Will Chase is Marlin Reid and Lior Raz is Yitzhak.  

Production News

  • 2021-04-08
    • Akiva Goldsman is set to write the script for The Crowded Room which is planned as an adaptation of Daniel Keyes' nonfiction novel, "The Minds of Billy Milligan". The series is exclusively produced for Apple TV+. In addition to writing, Goldsman will also serve as a producer through his company Weed Road. The production brings together a collaborative team including Tom Holland, Alexandra Milchan from EMJAG Productions, as well as Arnon Milchan, Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer from New Regency. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)
  • 2022-02-17
    • Amanda Seyfried was announced as the female lead, starring alongside Tom Holland. Kornél Mundruczó not only serves as the director but also executive produces. Suzanne Heathcote joins the team as an executive producer as well, contributing to the creative vision of the series. (Source: Deadline)
  • 2022-02-22
    • Emmy Rossum, Will Chase, Sasha Lane, Christopher Abbott, and Emma Laird joined the talented cast. Together, they bring their unique skills and performances to enrich the series and captivate audiences with their compelling portrayals. (Source: Deadline)
  • 2022-04-01
    • Principal photography began in New York City. (Source: Teen Vogue)
  • 2023-05-09
    • As the showrunner, writer, and executive producer of the miniseries, Akiva Goldsman made it clear that Tom Holland was the sole actor he had in mind for the role of Danny. Goldsman praised Holland's unwavering commitment to the character, noting his willingness to take on the immense challenges presented by the role. Despite the demanding circumstances of filming for 130 consecutive days in New York City during the COVID-19 pandemic, Holland's compassionate and captivating performance served as the anchor for the series. (Source: Entertainment Weekly)
  • 2022-05-09
    • Jason Isaacs and Lior Raz were confirmed as new additions to the cast. (Source: Deadline)
  • 2023-04-03
    • The Crowded Room is scheduled to premiere its first three episodes on June 9, 2023, exclusively on Apple TV+. From the very beginning, viewers will be captivated by the series' compelling storyline. After the initial premiere, subsequent episodes will be released weekly, allowing audiences to stay engaged and immersed in the thrilling journey until July 28. Additionally, first-look images have been released, offering a glimpse into the captivating '70s time period that sets the tone for the series. (Source: Deadline)
  • 2023-05-10
    • A trailer is released, showing Tom Holland starring as Danny Sullivan who is wrestling with the gaps in his memory while being interrogated by an investigator. (Source: Collider)


JustWatch Rating 84%
IMDB 7.6 (23k)


Drama, Crime, Mystery & Thriller




Tom Holland
Danny Sullivan
Amanda Seyfried
Rya Goodwin
Sasha Lane
Will Chase
Marlin Reid
Lior Raz
Yitzhak Safdie
Emmy Rossum
Candy Sullivan