‘In the Dark’ Series Preview: Plot Details, Cast Info, and Photos

The CW’s set an April 4, 2019 premiere date for the new dramatic series, In the Dark. The series will air on Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT immediately after Supernatural. The 9pm time slot’s currently occupied by Legacies which will wrap up its first season on Thursday, March 28th.

In the Dark is executive produced by Corinne Kingsbury, Jonathan Collier, Ben Stiller, Jackie Cohn, Nicholas Weinstock, and Michael Showalter. Emily Fox was an executive producer on the pilot episode.

The cast of season one is led by Perry Mattfeld as Murphy Mason. Rich Sommer plays Dean Riley, Brooke Markham is Jess Damon, Casey Diedrick is Max, Keston John is Darnell James, Morgan Krantz is Felix Bell, Thamela Mpumlwana is Tyson Parker, Derek Webster is Hank Mason, and Kathleen York plays Joy Mason.

The Season 1 Plot:

“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.”

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Brooke Markham as Jess and Perry Mattfeld as Murphy in ‘In the Dark’ season 1 (Photo: Ben Mark Holzberg © 2018 The CW Network)
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Perry Mattfeld as Murphy and Brooke Markham as Jess (Photo: Ben Mark Holzberg © 2018 The CW Network)
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Rich Sommer as Dean in ‘In the Dark’ (Photo: Ben Mark Holzberg © 2019 The CW Network)
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Perry Mattfeld as Murphy (Photo: Kharen Hill © 2019 The CW Network)
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Casey Diedrick as Max (Photo: Ben Mark Holzberg © 2019 The CW Network)
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Calle Walton as Chloe (Photo: Ben Mark Holzberg © 2019 The CW Network)