In the Dark (U.S. TV series)

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In the Dark
Genre
Created by
  • Corinne Kingsbury
Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor CBS Television Distribution
Release
Original network The CW

In the Dark is an upcoming American television drama series, created by Corinne Kingsbury for The CW, to debut as a mid-season entry during the upcoming 2018–19 season. On January 30, 2018, The CW ordered the show to pilot, with Michael Showalter set to direct. In May 2018, the show received a series order.

Premise[edit]

A flawed and irreverent blind woman is the only witness to the murder of her drug-dealing friend. After the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer while also managing her colorful dating life and the job she hates at Breaking Blind - the guide dog school owned by her overprotective parents.

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Pilot"[5]Michael Showalter[6]Corinne Kingsbury2019 (2019)TBATBD

Brian Dannelly and Norman Buckley directed the second and third episodes of the season, respectively.[7][8][9]

Production[edit]

Filming for In the Dark in Toronto, Canada.

The series was created by Corinne Kingsbury for The CW, to debut during the 2018–19 television season. The series centers on Murphy, a 'flawed and irreverent young woman who just happens to be blind', who is the only witness to the murder of her drug-dealing friend, Tyson, however, when the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer.[10][6] On January 30, 2018, The CW officially ordered the In the Dark script to pilot.[5] On May 11, 2018, The CW ordered a first season for the show.[11]

Casting[edit]

On March 2, 2018, Perry Mattfield was cast in the starring role as Murphy, a young, blind woman, who finds her drug-dealing friend, Tyson, deceased in an alley. Murphy is described as a disaffected, hard-drinking, promiscuous mess who pushes away anyone who cares for her, even her roommate and best friend, Jess. At the same time, Brooke Markham and Keston John were cast in co-starring roles as Jess, who is described as a well-meaning, nurturing veterinarian who is somewhat overly protective of Murphy, much to Murphy’s occasional irritation, and Darnell, Tyson's cousin, who is described as a local drug dealer, who believes that Murphy is a sloppy, blind white girl who is imagining things, however grows fonder of her and joins Murphy in her quest for justice.[1] One week later, Kathleen York and Derek Webster were cast in series regular roles Joy, Murphy's joyless, cynical mother, who has given up hope that Murphy will ever make anything of her life, and Hank, Joy's husband, who is described as an earnest, well-intentioned man who never loses patience with his daughter, no matter how wildly and irresponsibly she behaves.[3] On March 12, 2018, Austin Nichols was cast in the final series regular role as Dean, who is described as a salt-of-the-earth cop who is called in to investigate Murphy's claims because he has a blind daughter.[12] On July 13, 2018, Rich Sommer was cast as Dean, replacing Nichols who was in the original pilot.[13]

Filming[edit]

Filming for the series will take place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[14] Production on the pilot started on March 12, 2018, and wrapped up on March 28.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Andreeva, Nellie (March 2, 2018). "'In The Dark': Perry Mattfeld To Topline the CW Drama Pilot; Brooke Markham & Keston John Co-Star". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 2, 2018. 
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 16, 2018). "'In The Dark': New CW Series Recasts Role". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 17, 2018. 
  3. ^ a b c Petski, Denise (March 9, 2018). "'In The Dark': Kathleen York & Derek Webster Cast In the CW Drama Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 2, 2018. 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 17, 2018). "Doggone! Four-legged 'In the Dark' Star Won't Attend the CW Upfront Because Of Visa Issues". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 17, 2018. 
  5. ^ a b Goldberg, Lesley (January 30, 2018). "'Roswell' Reboot Among Six CW Pilot Pickups". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 5, 2018. 
  6. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (February 15, 2018). "'The Big Sick' Helmer Michael Showalter Set To Direct the CW Pilot 'In the Dark'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 2, 2018. 
  7. ^ Dannelly, Brian (August 10, 2018). "That sweet moment before everyone arrives". Instagram. Retrieved August 30, 2018. 
  8. ^ Dannelly, Brian (August 22, 2018). "That's a wrap on 102". Instagram. Retrieved August 30, 2018. 
  9. ^ Buckley, Norman (August 22, 2018). "With my AD George Assimakopoulos on our first day of shooting on #InTheDark 103". Instagram. Retrieved August 30, 2018. 
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 30, 2018). "'Roswell' Reboot, Projects Produced By Greg Berlanti & Rob Thomas Among 6 CW Pilot Orders For Record Total Of 9 Pilots". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 2, 2018. 
  11. ^ Petski, Denise (May 11, 2018). "The CW Picks Up 'Charmed' & 'Roswell' Reboots, 'TVD'/'Originals Offshoot, 'In The Dark' & Greg Berlanti Pilot To Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 11, 2018. 
  12. ^ Petski, Denise (March 12, 2018). "'In The Dark': Austin Nichols To Star In the CW Drama Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 2, 2018. 
  13. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (July 13, 2018). "'In the Dark': Rich Sommer To Co-Star On The CW Drama Series In Recasting". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 16, 2018. 
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 9, 2018). "Pilot Locations 2018: New York Business Booming, Chicago Gains As Atlanta Slips". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 2, 2018. 
  15. ^ "What's Shooting?". ACTRA Toronto. Retrieved April 2, 2018. 

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