The nine-episode sci-fi series stars Joel Edgerton as Jason Desson, “a physicist, professor and family man who – one night while walking home on the streets of Chicago – is abducted into an alternate version of his life. Wonder quickly turns into a nightmare as he tries to return to his reality amid the multiverse of lives he could have lived. In this labyrinth of thought-provoking realities, he embarks on a harrowing journey to get back to his true family and save them from the most terrifying, invincible enemy imaginable: himself.” Jennifer Connelly will star alongside Joel Edgerton in Dark matter as Daniela, Jason’s wife. Blake Crouch will serve as showrunner and writer Dark matter and will also produce alongside Joel Edgerton. Jakob Verbruggen (Invasion) will direct the first three episodes of the series.
Jennifer Connelly doesn’t go to TV often, but she most recently starred as Melanie Cavill in TNT’s Snow piercings series, which ends with its upcoming fourth season. Based on the 2013 film of the same name directed by Bong Joon-ho and the 1982 graphic novel scythe Transpercene owner by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette, Snow piercings deals with class warfare, social injustice and survival as it follows the passengers of the Snowpiercer, a gigantic, perpetually running train that circles the globe and transports the remnants of humanity seven years after the world has turned into a frozen wasteland. Connelly also starred The street, a short-lived drama series that aired on Fox over twenty years ago. The actress most recently starred alongside Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverickthat most profitable movie of the year.