Tom Holland to Star in Apple’s Mental Illness Anthology Series ‘The Crowded Room’

“Spider-Man” star will play Billy Milligan, who was acquitted of a crime because of Multiple Personality Disorder

Last Updated: April 8, 2021 @ 9:08 AM

Tom Holland will star in a new anthology series about mental illness for Apple TV+, “The Crowded Room.”

“The Crowded Room” is a gripping anthology series that will explore the true and inspirational stories of those who have struggled, and learned to successfully live with, mental illness. The first season will be based on the biography “The Minds of Billy Milligan.”

The “Spider-Man” star will play Milligan, who became the first person to ever be acquitted of a crime because of Multiple Personality Disorder (now known as Dissociative Identity Disorder).

Holland will executive produce with Akiva Goldsman, who will write the series.

“The Crowded Room” is a co-production between Apple Studios and New Regency. Goldsman will serve as executive producer through his Weed Road Productions banner. The series will also be executive produced by Alexandra Milchan for EMJAG Productions and New Regency’s Arnon Milchan, Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer.

Holland recently starred in Apple TV+’s film “Cherry” that was directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, as well as Ridley Scott’s “Chaos Walking” opposite Daisy Ridley. He can next be seen in “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” his third (and possibly final) solo outing as the Marvel Comics webslinger. That movie is co-produced by Marvel Studios and Sony.

Holland is repped by WME and Sloane, Offer, Weber, Dern.