Tom Holland’s The Crowded Room: A Powerful Look at Dissociative Identity Disorder

Tom Holland's The Crowded Room: A Powerful Look at Dissociative Identity Disorder
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The Crowded Room is an American psychological thriller television miniseries created by Akiva Goldsman and inspired by the 1981 non-fiction novel The Minds of Billy Milligan by Daniel Keyes. Tom Holland, Amanda Seyfried, and Emmy Rossum lead a supporting cast that includes Sasha Lane, Will Chase, Lior Raz, Laila Robins, and Henry Eikenberry.

The series follows Danny Sullivan (Holland) after he was arrested for his involvement in a New York City shooting in 1979. A captivating thriller told through a series of interviews with curious interrogator Rya Goodwin (Seyfried), Danny’s life story unfolds, revealing elements of the mysterious past that shaped him, and the twists and turns that will lead him to a life-altering revelation.

The Crowded Room is based on the true story of Billy Milligan, who was diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder (DID) and was the first person ever acquitted of a crime on the grounds of DID. The series explores the challenges of living with DID, as well as the power of the human mind to heal.


The Crowded Room premiered on Apple TV+ on June 9, 2023. It has received positive reviews from critics, with praise for Holland’s performance, Goldsman’s writing, and the series’ exploration of DID.

Here are some reviews of The Crowded Room:

  • “Tom Holland gives a tour-de-force performance in this harrowing and ultimately hopeful exploration of DID.”
  • “Akiva Goldsman’s script is both sensitive and suspenseful, and the series does an excellent job of demystifying DID.”
  • “The Crowded Room is a powerful and important series that will stay with you long after you’ve finished watching it.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This post were written by Bard, a large language model from Google AI. You can learn more about Bard here.