Written and executive-produced by Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind), the 10-episode drama explores inspirational stories of those who have struggled with mental illness and learned to live successfully with it. The first season, which is based on the biography The Minds of Billy Milligan by Daniel Keyes, will tell the story of Billy (played by Holland), the first person ever acquitted of a crime because of Multiple Personality Disorder (aka Dissociative Identity Disorder).
Rossum — who stars in the upcoming Peacock limited series Angelyne — will play Candy, the mother of Holland’s character. Now before you start puzzling over the age math: since the story explores the struggles that Billy (played as an adult by Holland) must overcome throughout his life, the story likely will span many years of his life, starting in childhood — which is where Rossum presumably comes in.
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* Walton Goggins (Justified) has joined Prime Video’s Fallout series adaptation as a character based on the video game’s ghouls, our sister site Variety reports.
* Prime Video has set a Saturday, Feb. 26 premiere date for The Weeknd x The Dawn FM Experience, an immersive music special in which the Grammy-winning artist critically acclaimed album is turned into a theatrical performance event.
* Young and the Restless alum Victoria Rowell will recur on CBS’ Good Sam as Tina Kingsley, a high-powered chairwoman of the hospital board who is currently estranged from her son Malcolm (played by Edwin Hodge), per Deadline. Her first episode airs March 2.
* Apple TV+ has released a trailer for Season 2 of The Snoopy Show, which is set to premiere with all six episodes Friday, March 11. Additionally, the streamer announced two brand new Peanuts specials: It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown (in celebration of Earth Day and premiering Friday, April 15) and To Mom (and Dad), With Love (premiering Friday, May 6).
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