Apple TV+ announces 'Dark Matter,' a series starring Joel Edgerton

Apple Tv Plus Dark Matter
Apple Tv Plus Dark Matter (Image credit: Apple TV+)

What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ has announced Dark Matter starring Joel Edgerton.
  • Dark Matter is based on a blockbuster book by Blake Crouch.

Apple TV+ has today announced another new show, this time dubbed Dark Matter and starring Joel Edgerton. The show is based on a blockbuster book by Blake Crouch and will be produced by Sony Pictures Television.

Apple TV+ continues to add new content to its roster and the announcement comes just days before the premiere of Slow Horses, another show that many have high expectations of.

In terms of Dark Matter, fans of the book will no doubt already be getting excited about what is to come based on today's announcement.

Hailed as one of the best sci-fi novels of the decade, "Dark Matter" is a story about the road not taken. The series will follow 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 multiverse of lives he could have lived. In this labyrinth of mind-bending 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.

There is currently no indication of when we can expect to be settling down to watch Dark Matter on our screens, but there is plenty to be getting the teeth into between now and then — whenever it happens to be.

If you want to enjoy Dark Matter in style, be sure to check out our list of the best Apple TV deals on the market today. Alternatively, Apple TV+ can be watched on all of Apple's devices as well as game consoles, streaming sticks, and more.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

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