In The Dark

IN THE DARK”

PREMIERES THURSDAY, APRIL 4
(9:00-10:00PM ET) on The CW

Murphy is a hard-living, hard-drinking, disaffected twenty-something with a penchant for cigarettes and casual sex. She’s also blind. Murphy lives with her supportive best friend, Jess, and—more reluctantly—her trusty guide dog, Pretzel, whose presence she resents. Her parents, Hank and Joy, own a guide dog school, a venture they opened hoping it would give Murphy a job with some purpose. So far, it’s just another place where she sleeps off her hangovers, much to the particular chagrin of Joy and Felix, the administrator tasked with attempting to keep the unprofitable school going. Murphy’s closest friend is a sweet teenager named Tyson. Murphy and Tyson became friends after he saved her from a violent mugging, though his kindness and intelligence are currently going to waste as he deals drugs on the street for his older cousin, Darnell. Murphy’s life comes crashing down when, while out for a walk with Pretzel, she stumbles upon what she’s sure is the lifeless body of Tyson in the alley outside her apartment.  But when the police arrive, including a salt-of-the-earth detective named Dean, there is no body to be found—and with Murphy not exactly sober, the police aren’t especially inclined to investigate. Murphy is devastated, and the only thing holding her back from spiraling downward even further is her resolve to learn what happened to Tyson. With the help of Jess—and Pretzel—Murphy is determined to find the truth, no matter the risk… even if it means she has to sober up a little. IN THE DARK stars Perry Mattfeld, Rich Sommer, Brooke Markham, Casey Diedrick, Keston John, Morgan Krantz, Thamela Mpumlwana, Derek Webster and Kathleen York.

IN THE DARK is from CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television, in association with Red Hour Films, with executive producers Corinne Kingsbury, Jonathan Collier Collier (“Bones”), Ben Stiller (“Zoolander”), Jackie Cohn, Nicholas Weinstock, Michael Showalter (“The Big Sick”) and Emily Fox (“Pilot only”).

 

CREDITS FOR “IN THE DARK” ON THE CW

 

Day and time: Thursdays (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on The CW

Network debut: April 4, 2019

 

Format: Murphy is a hard-living, hard-drinking, disaffected twenty-something with a penchant for cigarettes and casual sex. She’s also blind. Murphy lives with her supportive best friend, Jess, and—more reluctantly—her trusty guide dog, Pretzel, whose presence she resents. Murphy’s closest friend is a sweet teenager named Tyson, who she befriends after he saved her from a violent mugging. Her life comes crashing down when she stumbles upon what she’s sure is the lifeless body of Tyson in the alley outside her apartment.  But when the police arrive there is no body to be found—and with Murphy not exactly sober, the police aren’t especially inclined to investigate. Murphy is determined to find the truth, no matter the risk… even if it means she has to sober up a little. 

 

Cast: Perry Mattfeld as Murphy Mason

Rich Sommer as Dean Riley

Brooke Markham as Jess Damon

Casey Diedrick as Max

Keston John as Darnell James

Morgan Krantz as Felix Bell

Thamela Mpumlwana as Tyson Parker

with Derek Webster as Hank Mason

and Kathleen York as Joy Mason

 

Executive Producers: Corinne Kingsbury, Jonathan Collier, Ben Stiller, Jackie Cohn, Nicholas Weinstock, Michael Showalter and Emily Fox (“Pilot only”)


Origination: Toronto, Ontario

 

Produced by: CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television, in association with Red Hour Films

 

Media contacts: Cyndee Ellefson, 818/977-2566

cyndee.ellefson@cwtv.com

 

 

January 2019