To celebrate the release of Dark Matter, the latest series offering from Apple TV+ based on the best-selling novel of the same name, we sat down with the cast and filmmakers of this tense, reality-bending thriller.

Based on the blockbuster book by New York Times bestselling author Blake Crouch, hailed as one of the best sci-fi novels of the decade, “Dark Matter” is a story about the road not taken. The series will follow Jason Dessen (played by Edgerton), 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 to nightmare when he tries to return to his reality amid the mind-bending landscape of lives he could have lived. In this labyrinth of realities, he embarks on a harrowing journey to get back to his true family and save them from the most terrifying, unbeatable foe imaginable: himself.

Chatting to Edgerton, Braga, and Connolly, we talk about the attraction to the script and Crouch’s book, the unique acting challenges of playing multiple versions of the same characters as well as playing opposite someone who is doing that, why the best sci-fi stories have more at stake than just the “gimmick”, how they would handle the same scenarios if presented with them and why the questions posed by the series have so many interpretations.

Next, we chat to showrunner Crouch and executive producer Matt Tolmach about adapting the show, why it changed from a film adaptation to a series, their luck with casting, and, for Tolmach, who has been part of Sony’s Spider-Man films and Marvel spin-offs, if the show scratch a particular itch when it comes to multiversal potentials…

You can watch the full interviews below:

Dark Matter streams on Apple TV+ from Wednesday, May 8th.