Alice Braga, Jimmi Simpson join the sci-fi series Dark Matter at Apple

Alice Braga and Jimmi Simpson are the latest additions to Apple’s series adaptation of the Blake Crouch novel Dark Matter.

The pair join previously announced co-stars Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Connelly. The nine-episode series was ordered from Apple in March.

According to the show’s official description, “Jason Dessen, (Edgerton), a physicist, professor, and family man who—one night walking home on the streets of Chicago—is whisked away into an alternate version of his life. The miracle quickly turns into a nightmare as he attempts to return to his reality amidst the multiverse of lives he could have lived. In this maze of amazing realities, he embarks on a harrowing journey to return to his true family and save them from the most terrible, invincible enemy imaginable: himself.”

Braga joins the show as Amanda, a psychiatrist, while Simpson plays Ryan, described as “a brilliant neuroscientist and friend of Jason’s.”

Braga’s previous television credits include the USA Network series Queen of the South and We Are Who We Are, while she has also acted in films such as James Gunn’s Suicide Squad and I Am Legend. Simpson was last seen in the Showtime series adaptation of The Man Who Fell to Earth. He is also known for appearing on shows like Westworld, Pachinko, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Perpetual Grace, LTD.

Braga is represented by WME and Greenberg Glusker. Simpson is represented by CAA and attorney Bruce Gellman.

Crouch is adapting Dark Matter for the screen and will also serve as executive producer and showrunner. Edgerton also executive produces. Matt Tolmach and David Manpearl of Matt Tolmach Productions are executive producers, while Jakob Verbruggen will direct the first three episodes. Sony Pictures Television will produce. Alice Braga, Jimmi Simpson join the sci-fi series Dark Matter at Apple

Charles Jones

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