The Crowded Room is another groundbreaking miniseries from Apple TV+ that is making headlines due to its thrilling atmoshphere and Tom Holland’s lead as a criminal.
Created by Akiva Goldsman, the psychological thriller miniseries has drawn its inspiration from the 1981 non-fiction novel The Minds of Billy Milligan by Daniel Keyes that tells the story of a man named Danny, who was arrested for his involvement in a New York City shooting in 1979.
The popular Apple TV+ series has been developed by Todd Graff and produced by Apple Studios, New Regency, Weed Road Pictures, and EMJAG Productions for Apple’s streaming platform.
Where was The Crowded room filmed?
The Crowded room was filmed in New York, United States during summer 2022. Principal shooting began on 31 March 2022 and wrapped after six months of filming on 28 Sep 2022, as per the reports from IMDb.
Most of the interior scenes were done in NBC Studios located in 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Midtown Manhattan neighborhood of Big Apple. If you watch the series closely, you will find that the same skyscraper has been used for the shooting of interrogation scenes in Crowded room.
You can also recognize The Bronx borough, Seaport and the West Village in the series that has become a must watch for all psychological thriller fans. Some scenes also highlight Westchester country buildings, another source reported.
Even though, the actual criminal lived in Ohio, the filmmakers chose to shoot all the scenes in and around Manhattan where only the shooting incident took place.
The filming choice depends on the mind of filmmaker like we saw with Flamin Hot movie location, the movie was initially planned to shot in Atlanta but later on production shifted to New Mexico.
New York is one of the most popular shooting location in the US, especially among Apple TV filmmakers, whether it’s Dear Edward, Suspicion, Severance, or The Morning Show, Big Apple is always the first choice among Apple original creators.
Is Crowded Room based on a true story?
Yes, the Apple TV+ series Crowded Room is based on the real life of a criminal named Billy Milligan, the first person in the US history acquitted of a major crime, according to Wikipedia.
Billy was originally from Ohio and he was active in the world of crime since his college days. He committed several crimes within the Ohio State University Campus that gave him a popular name, The Campus Rapist.
He was born to William Stanley Morrison in Miami Beach, his father was supportive but after his parents divorce, he got a new stepfather Chalmer, who abused him badly.
Chalmer was presented before the court in 1977 and was charged for raping three women on the University Campus. During the investigation, it was found that Milligan had ten different personalities.
After a decade of treatment, Billy was released from the prison in 1988. He was also discharged from the Ohio mental health system and was acquitted of criminal charges in 1991. Then, everyone who belong to him move on in their life leaving Billy behind.
The Apple TV+ series will tell in a much interesting and detailed manner. So, make sure to watch the miniseries and you will love to see Black Bird, another similar kind of series that is also streaming for Apple TV+ subscribers.
The Crowded Room Cast
Tom Holland is starring in the lead role of Danny Sullivan, his character is based on Billy while others are starring in the supporting roles that came into the life of Milligan during his life.
- Will Chase as Marlin Reid
- Lior Raz as Yitzak Safdie
- Sasha Lane as Ariana
- Emmy Rossum as Candy Sullivan
- Amanda Seyfried as Rya Goodwin
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