Casting CallsExciting Developments for "Dark Matter" Filmed in Chicago

Exciting Developments for “Dark Matter” Filmed in Chicago


Introduction to “Dark Matter” and its Chicago Roots

“Dark Matter,” a new science fiction thriller from , has swiftly become a topic of intrigue and anticipation within the Chicago and television community. With the initial season set to soon, there are already whispers and hopes about the possibility of a second season. Set against the backdrop of Chicago's diverse locales, from Montrose Harbor's blizzard scenes to the bustling streets of downtown, “Dark Matter” weaves a gripping tale of alternate realities and existential dilemmas.

Season One Excitement and Anticipation for Season Two

The series, starring Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Connelly, is based on the critically acclaimed novel by Blake Crouch. It follows the story of Jason Dessen (Edgerton), a physicist who is thrust into an alternate version of his life, turning his once stable existence into a terrifying journey across parallel realities. The show has not only captivated potential viewers with its compelling narrative but has also garnered positive feedback from Apple TV, increasing hopes for a second season renewal. The decision hinges on the audience's reception of the initial , premiering on May 8th, with subsequent episodes released weekly.

Filming and Production Insights

“Dark Matter” began filming in October 2022 and wrapped up in April of the following year. The production extensively utilized the Chicagoland area, including a significant shoot in Gary, Indiana. of locations highlights the series' commitment to bringing a realistic and gritty texture to its thrilling plot. Notably, the production has already shown a commitment to Chicago by renewing its lease at Studios, suggesting a positive outlook for future seasons.

Background on “Dark Matter” and Its Adaptation

Blake Crouch's “Dark Matter” is lauded as one of the best sci-fi novels of the past decade, praised for its innovative exploration of choices and consequences. The adaptation brings together a talented with Crouch himself as creator, executive , and writer. Joining him are notable producers Matt Tolmach and David Manpearl from Matt Tolmach Productions, and Joel Edgerton also serves as an executive producer, further solidifying the creative prowess behind the series.

Challenges and Future Prospects

Despite the optimistic outlook, the production faces potential hurdles, including the possibility of an IATSE strike this summer, which could influence the final decision on the renewal. However, the strategic planning and investments by Apple TV+ indicate a strong belief in the series' success.

Conclusion: A Promising Horizon

As we look forward to the premiere of “Dark Matter” on May 8th, the excitement is palpable among fans and contributors alike. The series promises to deliver a unique blend of suspense, science, and drama, anchored by its strong roots in Chicago's vibrant production landscape. Whether it's navigating through snow-laden scenes or delving into the depths of human choices, “Dark Matter” is set to be a standout addition to the world of television thrillers.

Jonathan Browne
Jonathan Browne is the dynamic CEO and Founder of Project Casting, a pioneering platform in the entertainment industry that bridges the gap between talent and production companies. With a rich background in business development and digital marketing, Jonathan has been instrumental in revolutionizing the casting process, making it more accessible and efficient for both aspiring talents and seasoned professionals.


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