The upcoming Apple TV+ sci-fi series, ‘Dark Matter’ has officially finished filming this week, just in time without any disruption due to the WGA strike. The nine-episode sci-fi thriller ‘Dark Matter’ began filming on September 29, 2022, in Chicago, Illinois, and has taken seven months to officially wrap it up.
Apple TV+ must be feeling a sigh of relief as the production was completed without any issues. Another original Severance has suffered some production issues lately during the filming of its second season, while Loot Season 2 production has been shut down after disruptions caused by the WGA strike.
The series will follow Jason Dessen, a physicist, professor, and family man who gets swept away into another version of his life while walking home one night on the streets of Chicago. When he attempts to return to his world amid the multitude of lives he may have lived, his awe swiftly turns to terror. He embarks on a perilous adventure to reconcile with his rightful family and save them from the most fearsome and unbeatable foe imaginable: himself.
Joel Edgerton is leading the series as Jason Dessen, while Jennifer Connelly is starring as his wife Daniela Dessen. The cast also includes Alice Braga as Amanda, Jimmi Simpson as Ryan, Oakes Fegley as Charlie Dessen, Dayo Okeniyi as Leighton, and Amanda Brugel as Blaire.
With filming just wrapping up, it is unlikely that we will get any official update from Apple anytime soon. However, seeing that post-production will take another 7-8 months, we can expect Dark Matter to release sometime in Summer 2024.
In the series, Jason Dessen, a quantum physicist, was previously on track for a brilliant research career. However, this future was derailed by his girlfriend's unexpected pregnancy and the birth of a son. Now a professor at a tiny Chicago college with a warm and loving family life, the physicist is abducted into a universe in which his quantum many-worlds theory has become a fully realized technology for inter-dimensional transport. In the alternative universe, he never married his fiancée, and they never had a son. He is determined to reclaim his former life, but unscrupulous forces in an alternate reality conspire to prevent him from revealing the criminal lengths they went to construct the world-hopping technology.
“Dark Matter” is executive produced by Matt Tolmach and David Manpearl for Matt Tolmach Productions. Joel Edgerton also serves as executive producer. The series is based on the novel by Blake Crouch, who has also written the pilot script and served as showrunner and executive producer on the series, and Jakob Verbruggen has directed the first three episodes.
“Dark Matter” joins a long list of sci-fi shows on Apple TV+, which includes Invasion, For All Mankind, Severance, Silo, Godzilla & The Titans, and Foundation.
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