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According to a new report, Apple TV+ is partnering with Matt Tolmach on a series based on Blake Crouch’s novel Dark Matter, with Crouch adapting the script. The series will be a co-production between Apple and Sony Pictures Television and insiders add the series is still in early development and not all deals have closed.


Deadline reported late yesterday that "Crouch will executive produce alongside Tolmach and David Manpearl of Matt Tolmach Productions. Dark Matter is said to explore choices, as in, the paths both taken and not, as well as how far we’ll go to claim the lives we dream of.


The novel went on to be published in 35 languages and was selected as one of Amazon and NPR’s Best Books of the Year in 2016." Collider was first to break the news.


A Few Reviews of the Book 'Dark Matter'


While movies and series are rarely as good as the original book, there are always exceptions. The collection of reviews below, if anything, tell us that Apple may have their hands on a winning storyline that we could look forward to. 


"You’ll gulp Dark Matter down in one afternoon, or more likely one night… Alternate-universe science fiction [and] a countdown thriller in which the hero must accomplish an impossible task to save his family. There’s always another door to open, and another page to turn."

New York Times Book Review


"A mind-blowing sci-fi/suspense/love-story mash-up."

Entertainment Weekly


"A hard tale to shake…makes its characters — and readers — wonder what life would have been like had they made different decisions. Relatable and unnerving."

USA Today


"Propulsive...Dark Matter has plenty of heady concepts and phantasmagorical plotting. But it is also beguilingly rooted in [its hero's] desperate travails, elevating this page-turning adventure into an entirely different dimension."

Entertainment Weekly


"A dazzling book for summer [with] a mind-bending premise, a head-spinning plot that’s dialogue-driven and adrenaline-fueled, and a gut-wrenching climax that gave me goose bumps."

Minneapolis Star-Tribune


"A masterful, truly original work of suspense. Crouch delivers laser-focused prose, a plot that melds science fiction and thriller to brilliant effect, and a touching, twisted love story that plays out in ways you'll never see coming. It all adds up to one hell of a ride."

Harlan Coben, New York Times bestselling author of The Stranger


"Wow. I gulped down Dark Matter in one sitting and put it down awed and amazed by the ride. It's fast, smart, addictive-- and the most creative, head-spinning novel I've read in ages. A truly remarkable thriller."

Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of the Rizzoli & Isles series


If the team at Apple TV+ could put the right cast and team to work on this, it could one of the best thrillers in their line-up for 2021-2022. 


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