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In the Dark is an American crime drama television series, created by Corinne Kingsbury for The CW, which debuted as a mid-season entry during the 2018–19 television season.

On January 30, 2018, The CW ordered the show to pilot, with Michael Showalter set to direct. In May 2018, the show received a series order. The series premiered on April 4, 2019. In April 2019, the series was renewed for a second season that premiered on April 16, 2020. In January 2020, The CW renewed the series for a third season which premiered on June 23, 2021. In February 2021, the series was renewed for a fourth season which premiered on June 6, 2022. In May 2022, it was announced that the fourth season will be its last.


An irreverent blind woman in her twenties, Murphy, drifts through life in a drunken haze. She has only two friends—Jess, her understanding roommate, and Tyson, a teenage drug-dealer who saved her from a violent mugging. Out for a walk with her guide dog, Pretzel, she stumbles upon a corpse that must be Tyson s, but it disappears before the police arrive. When they do not seem inclined to investigate, Murphy clings onto the only thing that can keep her together: figuring out what happened to her friend. She resolves to solve the murder herself, while also managing her colorful dating life and the job she hates at Guiding Hope , a school run by her parents for training guide dogs. After falling for Max, who is secretly associated with the drug kingpin that employed Tyson, Murphy gets dragged into criminal activity.

Cast and characters


Main cast of In the Dark
Actor Character Season
Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4
Perry Mattfeld Murphy Mason Main
Rich Sommer Dean Riley Main Does not appear
Brooke Markham Jess Damon Main Does not appear
Casey Deidrick Max Parish Main
Keston John Darnell James Main
Morgan Krantz Felix Bell Main
Thamela Mpumlwana Tyson Parker Main Does not appear Guest
Derek Webster Hank Mason Main Guest Does not appear
Kathleen York Joy Mason Main Special Guest
Theodore Bhat Josh Wallace Does not appear Recurring Main
Matt Murray Gene Clemens Does not appear Recurring Main
Marianne Rendón Leslie Bell Does not appear Recurring Main


  • Perry Mattfeld as Murphy Mason, a young woman in her 20s who has been totally blind since age 14 from retinitis pigmentosa. Her blindness, introverted personality, and self-destructive lifestyle make her unwelcoming to most people. When a friend is murdered, she finds a new purpose in trying to find his killer and soon becomes involved in criminal activities.
  • Rich Sommer as Dean Riley (seasons 1–2), a Chicago PD detective who sympathizes with Murphy, given that his daughter Chloe is also blind.
  • Brooke Markham as Jess Damon (seasons 1–3), a veterinarian at Guiding Hope and Murphy s roommate and best friend who also assists her as an informal aide at times.
  • Casey Deidrick as Max Parish, a food truck owner and associate of Darnell who becomes attracted to Murphy.
  • Keston John as Darnell James, a local gang leader and Tyson s cousin, to whom Murphy turns for help finding him.
  • Morgan Krantz as Felix Bell, Murphy s colleague at Guiding Hope who becomes a trusted ally & later on in the series a trusted friend.
  • Thamela Mpumlwana as Tyson Parker (season 1; guest season 4), a teenager who saved Murphy from a violent mugging two years previously, and became her closest friend until his untimely death.
  • Derek Webster as Hank Mason (season 1; guest season 2), Murphy s adoptive father and the co-owner of Guiding Hope.
  • Kathleen York as Joy Mason (season 1; special guest seasons 2–4), Murphy s adoptive mother and the co-owner of Guiding Hope. Unlike Hank, she is less accepting of Murphy s poor life choices.
  • Theodore Bhat as Josh Wallace (seasons 3–4; recurring season 2), an IRS-CI special agent who is starting to lose his eyesight. He eventually embarks on a hate-filled vendetta against Murphy after she uses and deceives him in trying to cover up her involvement in criminal activities.
  • Matt Murray as Officer Gene Clemens (seasons 3–4; recurring season 2), originally Dean s partner on the police force, he is later promoted to head of a narcotics task force for Chicago PD.
  • Marianne Rendón as Leslie Bell (season 4; recurring season 3), a lawyer and Felix’s sister.


  • Levi and Trip as Pretzel, Murphy s loyal guide dog.
  • Humberly Gonzalez as Vanessa (season 1; guest season 2), Jess s ex-girlfriend.
  • Calle Walton as Chloe Riley (seasons 1–2 & 4), Dean s daughter who is also blind and looks up to Murphy as a big sister.
  • Saycon Sengbloh as Jules Becker (season 1; guest season 2), Dean s partner and Darnell s love interest.
  • Leslie Silva as Rhonda Parker (season 1; guest season 4), Tyson s mother.
  • Lindsey Broad as Chelsea (seasons 1–2 & 4), Murphy s bartender friend and Dean s love interest, then Felix s.
  • Sammy Azero as Wesley Moreno (season 1)
  • Nicki Micheaux as Nia Bailey (seasons 1–2), proprietor of a laundromat which serves as a front for her operations as a drug lord and money launderer.
  • Ana Ayora as Det. Sarah Barnes (seasons 1 & 3-4), Max s confidential handler who later joins Gene s narcotics task force.
  • Chris Perfetti as Ben (season 2), Chelsea s slacker brother hired by Felix as a receptionist at Guiding Hope.
  • Natalie Liconti as Sterling Fuller (season 2), Sam s girlfriend who s secretly keeping an eye on Nia s money and drugs hidden at Guiding Hope.
  • Cortni Vaughn Joyner as Sam (season 2, guest seasons 1, 3-4), Nia s henchwoman.
  • Dewshane Williams as Trey (seasons 2–4)
  • Alan Van Sprang as Keith Alper (seasons 2–3)
  • Maurice Compte as Josiah (seasons 2–3)
  • Kimberly Laferriere as Lauren (season 3)
  • Aris Tyros as Beau (season 3)
  • Claudia Jurt as Cindy (season 3)
  • Stuart Hughes as Det. Miller (season 3, guest season 2)
  • Joey Klein as Redford Long (season 3)
  • Aiza Ntibarikure as Alex (season 3)
  • Roma Maffia as Paula Romano (season 4)
  • Dalmar Abuzeid as Navarro (season 4)
  • Billy MacLellan as Reggie (season 4)
  • Julie Khaner as Kate Simmons (season 4; guest season 3)
  • Mimi Kennedy as Gran (season 4)
  • Peter Outerbridge as Jimmy McKay (season 4)


Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 13 April 4, 2019 June 27, 2019
2 13 April 16, 2020 July 9, 2020
3 13 June 23, 2021 October 6, 2021
4 13 June 6, 2022 September 5, 2022

Season 1 (2019)

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
1 1 Pilot Michael Showalter Corinne Kingsbury April 4, 2019 0.87
Murphy, a twenty-something unsocial blind woman, lives a relatively uneventful life full of drunken hookups and chain-smoking, with only Tyson, a teenage drug dealer who befriends her, to confide in. One night, while walking her dog, Murphy stumbles across what she believes to be Tyson s corpse, but when a police investigation turns up nothing, she spirals into depression, culminating in her getting caught cheating with a married man, Bradley, and losing her cane. When she returns to Tyson s old corner, she meets Darnell, Tyson s cousin and supplier, who tells her he s still alive. Bradley s wife, Gayle, rescinds a donation she made to Murphy s parents, driving a wedge between her and her mother Joy, who has given up trying to help her. Out of guilt, Murphy agrees to take a receptionist s job in her family s seeing dog school until she can pay them back. Incensed that no one believes her about Tyson, Murphy takes it upon herself to find him and has his phone s GPS tracked so she can find it. She notifies both Darnell and a friendly cop, Dean, but both discourage her from further investigation. Murphy s roommate Jess tells her that she knows Murphy will try to solve the case anyway.
2 2 Mommy Issues Brian Dannelly Amy Turner April 11, 2019 0.72
Murphy, unable to file a missing persons report for Tyson, decides to contact his mother Rhonda since she can do so. She also learns that, due to unpaid bills, her doctor is unwilling to treat her urinary infection. While visiting Dean for an update on the phone, Murphy tells Chloe that her father should consider dating. Jess becomes concerned that Vanessa doesn t love her. Joy and Hank organize a barkery event to raise money for the school, which Joy expects her daughter to attend. Murphy goes to Darnell for the address, but he refuses to tell her. Instead, she goes on a one-hour date with Max, one of his associates, for the information. Chloe sets her father up with Jade, a hooker from the station. Jess buys a sex toy to improve her relationship with Vanessa. Max takes Murphy to a beach, and then gives her the address. Murphy goes there, visits Tyson s room, and then tells Rhonda the truth. Dean contacts Murphy, and delivers the news that while Tyson s phone was completely wiped, they can now push forward with his case. Max shows up and gets her to agree to have a drink with him. Jess finds a new clue for Murphy. Darnell tells his incarcerated boss, Nia, that he ll deal with Murphy.
3 3 The Big Break Norman Buckley Lindsay Golder April 18, 2019 0.64
While having sex, Murphy shoves Max off when he admits his feelings for her and injures his genitals. She and Jess go to speak with Tyson s girlfriend, but get kicked off school property. Murphy subsequently convinces Felix to hold an outreach event at the school so she can get access. Max tries to break through Murphy s emotional walls, so she kicks him out. Darnell steals some of the money he s collecting for Tyson s mother, but she refuses to take it. Felix is nervous about addressing the students, but finds that he can connect with them when he pretends to be blind. Murphy finds Keira s friends and learn that she s been missing school. She then has sex with a teacher, which accidentally exposes Felix s deception and humiliates him publicly. Murphy makes up for the embarrassment by offering Felix a cigarette and encouraging him to start standing up for himself. Dean tries to help Chloe deal with her first period; Murphy comes to help by roasting Chloe at her request. Keira visits Murphy and reveals that Tyson cheated on her with a girl named Jamie, and provides her address. Murphy meets Max at the bar and decides that she does, in fact, want to date him.
4 4 The Graduate Patricia Cardoso Yael Zinkow April 25, 2019 0.75
Murphy and Chloe illegally use Dean s police computer to find Jaime s address, which happens to be six hours away in Wisconsin. With Jess unable to drive her, she asks Max instead and lies to Joy to get out of a prior commitment. However, when Murphy gets stuck in a bathroom stall and then nearly gets hit by a truck, she rudely refuses his help. One of the school s trainers refuses to relinquish custody of her guide dog. Felix accidentally exposes Murphy s lie to Joy. Dean s partner, Jules, learns that Tyson witnessed a murder shortly before his disappearance. Jaime turns out to not be a girl, but the name of Tyson s biological father, who tells her that Tyson is alive and living away from Chicago. Joy learns that Jess has a secret tracking app installed on Murphy s phone; the two bond over their mutual worry for her safety. Murphy gets drunk and behaves inappropriately at a restaurant, causing Max to get arrested; she then gets him released by using her disability to accuse the manager of assaulting her. When they return home, Murphy introduces him to Joy and convinces the trainer to release her dog. Darnell is revealed to be in a secret relationship with Jules.
5 5 The Feels Ingrid Jungermann Deagan Fryklind May 2, 2019 0.50
Dean shares his new lead with Murphy, and hits it off with Chelsea, a bartender. Murphy becomes increasingly worried that she might be pregnant. Darnell tries to go out on a date with Jules, but an unexpected call ruins it. Murphy, unsure of herself, decides to feel a dead body to determine if she really felt Tyson s corpse. She and Jess go to see Felix s dying uncle, and his mother invites them to stay over. Darnell tells Max that he needs to end things with Murphy. Felix confesses to the girls that he is mostly estranged from his unsupportive family and values their friendship, but when a drunk Murphy reveals why they came, he throws them out. Jess and Murphy argue, and Murphy calls Max for support while Jess apologizes to Felix. Jules warns Darnell of an impending police raid, and he escapes with Max, who then tells him he s not going to leave Murphy. Murphy visits a shop that Tyson helped run drugs out of, but while having her period in the bathroom, she overhears the owner being murdered and feels his body. Jules admits that she still loves Darnell, and Tyson s body is found in a bag in the river.
6 6 Tyson Ryan McFaul David Babcock May 9, 2019 0.51
Dean informs Murphy of Tyson s death; shattered, she gets arrested when she tries to smoke at the crime scene and refuses to answer any questions. She also dumps Max when he insists on talking about her feelings. Rhonda bitterly refuses to let Darnell pay for Tyson s funeral. Dean and Jules call Murphy back in and reveal that Tyson was killed by a gunshot to the head; Murphy then realizes that he was alive when she found him, making her feel responsible for his death. When she tries to smother her guilt by hooking up with a bar patron, he turns her down when he realizes she s too drunk to feel anything. Dean encourages her to go to the funeral, but she gets kicked out after arguing with Jaime. Darnell, however, leaves the door open so she can listen from outside. Rhonda finds video recordings of Murphy on Tyson s computer and reaches out to her, giving her a small jar of his ashes which she then spreads across a lake. Having finally achieved closure, she goes to find Max hoping for forgiveness. Instead, she overhears a conversation between him and one of Nia s associates, Wesley Moreno, whose voice she recognizes as that of the man who murdered the shop owner.
7 7 The One That Got Away Anna Mastro Ryan Knighton May 16, 2019 0.52
Nia denies Darnell permission to deal with Wesley, saying she wants to handle it. Murphy reports Wesley to the police and picks him out of a voice line-up. Hank asks Felix to discreetly procure him some weed. Murphy takes Chloe to the mall. Out on bail, Wesley abducts them, but Murphy uses a message written in lipstick to get a bystander to call 911. Darnell, Max, and Jess track down Wesley, who gets run over by a truck while trying to escape. A furious Dean forbids Murphy from seeing Chloe or him ever again. Felix cuts a check to buy Guiding Hope after learning that the school is completely broke. Jules learns from the medical examiner that although Wesley shot Tyson, someone else must have been involved.
8 8 Jessica Rabbit Kyra Sedgwick Eric Randall May 23, 2019 0.60
Max insists that Murphy spend the night at his apartment, and Dean tries to reconnect with her after his fury settles. The man who struck Wesley identifies Jess as having witnessed his death to the police; Darnell and Max agree to help her by cleaning her car of Wesley s DNA, but worry that Jess trauma and poor ability to lie will expose them. Felix assumes ownership of the school despite Joy refusing to sign on to the deal. Jess, feeling that Vanessa does not understand or appreciate her feelings, turns away from her. Darnell advises Jess to use emotional manipulation to throw off the cops, which allows her to pass questioning unscathed. When Vanessa fails to show up for a makeup date, however, she winds up cheating on her with a girl at the bar and decides to hide it. Joy, impressed with Felix s devotion to Guiding Hope, agrees to sign. When Murphy returns home, Jess passes information from Chelsea to her about Tyson s other killer. Felix informs Murphy that from now on, she ll be expected to work like everyone else. He also shows off a new watch—the same watch Wesley owned and that Murphy tried to dispose of. Murphy takes it to Dean, blowing off a dinner Max had planned for her.
9 9 Deal or No Deal Steve Tsuchida Kara Brown May 30, 2019 0.58
Jess tries to recommit herself to Vanessa, while Murphy feels disloyal to Max for spending the night at Dean s (which also upsets Chelsea). Video footage of Darnell and Wesley getting in a confrontation with Tyson surfaces, leading Murphy to suspect that Tyson was killed for informing on the gang. Darnell refuses to cooperate with the police, and Jules leaves him. He decides to ask Nia for more responsibility, and asks Max to front the cash for a deal, unaware that he is, in fact, an informant. Max tips off his handler, Det. Barnes, to the deal, and is told to find out where it s taking place. Jess, overwhelmed with guilt, admits to cheating on Vanessa on the night of their seven-month anniversary. Felix then drives her and Murphy to Max s place, where they find a text leading them to a hotel room where the deal is set to take place. Jess ponders whether she tanked her relationship with Vanessa on purpose. Max runs into Murphy; when she learns the truth, she runs off blaming him for Tyson s death. Max loses heart and flees without delivering the money, while Jules arrests Darnell for Tyson s murder to protect him from Barnes.
10 10 Bait and Switch Randy Zisk Louisa Levy June 6, 2019 0.60
Darnell realizes Max set him up and gets word to Nia. Nia doesn’t waste any time sending out one of her goons to hunt down Max and take care of him. Murphy gets wrapped up in Max’s flight plan by being in the wrong place at the wrong time and the couple, amidst their troubles, is forced to hole up in a cabin to escape Nia’s wrath. Max and Murphy hook-up, shortly afterwards Nia s goon shows up and the couple flee. Max decides it will be safer for Murphy if they separate and puts her on a boat and tells her to row, she does and off in the distance hears two gun shots. Jules gets her badge suspended for interfering in the sting, however, everyone is still oblivious to her being involved with Darnell.
11 11 I Woke Up Like This David Grossman Kara Brown June 13, 2019 0.64
Murphy finally gets help after roaming around the woods from the night before. Determined to find out the fate of Max. Murphy visits Max s ex-girlfriend Jenny, to see if she has any info on Max s whereabouts. After realizing that Max isn t going to show up to Jenny s house, Murphy and Jess go Max s favorite bar, and he finally shows up. However, the reunion is short lived because Felix reported the Guiding Hope van stolen and Murphy and Jess arrested. While in jail Murphy and Jess get in a fight over Murphy s obsession over Tyson s death. Jess decides to stop enabling Murphy and moves into Felix s place. Felix is cut off from his trust fund for buying Guiding Hope. Jules finds surveillance video that proves Darnell s DNA was planted in Tyson s car. She comes clean to Dean about her relationship with Darnell, and Dean decides to try and help her find out who framed Darnell. Nia is released from prison due to lack of evidence.
12 12 Rollin with the Homies Janice Cooke Flint Wainess & Yael Zinkow June 20, 2019 0.60
It s Murphy s birthday and she reflects on some of her past birthdays with her friends and family who celebrated it with her. Nia visits Murphy and denys having anything to do with Tyson s death and warns her off. Feeling alone Murphy asks Dean to take her to the roller skating rink for her birthday, Jess, Felix, and others come along to celebrate too. Dean finally admits his feelings for Murphy and they share a kiss. Determined to prove Darnell innocent, Jules continues to investigate the Tyson case, following Nia and witnessing her meet secretly with another police officer.
13 13 It s Always Been You Corinne Kingsbury Corinne Kingsbury June 27, 2019 0.63
Felix needs money for Guiding Hope, so he and Jess go to the cabin by the lake and find the drug money that Max hid. Jules calls Murphy and provides her with clues about Tyson s murderer. Jules is then attacked by one of Nia s thugs. Murphy sleeps with Dean and gets him to confess that he killed Tyson. Dean confesses that he was providing tips to Nia in exchange for money to pay for Chloe s medical bills, and killed Tyson after he threatened to reveal Dean s secret. Murphy tries to escape with a recording but Dean catches her and forces her into his car. Murphy attacks Dean, causing the car to crash. Nia visits Murphy in the hospital and informs her that since her friends have the money, they can start laundering it through Guiding Hope for her.

Season 2 (2020)

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
14 1 All About the Benjamin John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein Corinne Kingsbury April 16, 2020 0.41
15 2 Cross My Heart and Hope To Lie Brian Dannelly Yael Zinkow April 23, 2020 0.39
16 3 Son of a Gun Ryan McFaul Flint Wainess April 30, 2020 0.39
17 4 Deal Me In Jeff Chan Ryan Knighton May 7, 2020 0.36
18 5 The Unusual Suspects Ingrid Jungermann Adrian A. Cruz May 14, 2020 0.36
19 6 The Truth Hurts David Grossman Malarie Howard May 21, 2020 0.54
20 7 The Straw That Broke the Camel s Back Gandja Monteiro Jess Burkle May 28, 2020 0.46
21 8 Codependence Day Steven Tsuchida Amy Turner June 4, 2020 0.43
22 9 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Dying Clara Aranovich Anna Fisher June 11, 2020 0.43
23 10 The Last Dance Steve Tsuchida Chelsea Taylor June 18, 2020 0.45
24 11 Bad People David Grossman Daniel Rogers June 25, 2020 0.45
25 12 Where Have You Ben? Brian Dannelly Karine Rosenthal July 2, 2020 0.46
26 13 My Pride and Joy Corinne Kingsbury Yael Zinkow July 9, 2020 0.40

Season 3 (2021)

No. in
Title  Directed by Written by Original air date  U.S. viewers
27 1 Hanging by a Thread Ryan McFaul Corinne Kingsbury & Yael Zinkow June 23, 2021 0.42
28 2 I Know What You Did Last Night Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, Jr. Corinne Kingsbury & Yael Zinkow June 30, 2021 0.40
29 3 Somewhere Over the Border Ryan McFaul Teleplay by : Corinne Kingsbury & Yael Zinkow
Story by : Ryan Knighton
July 7, 2021 0.42
30 4 Safe and Sound Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, Jr. Yael Zinkow & Malarie Howard July 14, 2021 0.39
31 5 Planes, Trains and Automobiles Annie Bradley Corinne Kingsbury & Anna Fisher July 21, 2021 0.39
32 6 Arcade Fire Ingrid Jungermann Yael Zinkow & Jason Pierre August 11, 2021 0.31
33 7 Pretty in Pink Ingrid Jungermann Jess Burkle August 18, 2021 0.41
34 8 Power Trip Jeff Chan Corinne Kingsbury & Yael Zinkow August 25, 2021 0.36
35 9 Excess Baggage Clara Aranovich Corinne Kingsbury & Yael Zinkow September 1, 2021 0.37
36 10 Home Run Jeff Chan Corinne Kingsbury & Yael Zinkow September 8, 2021 0.37
37 11 Match Point Clara Aranovich Yael Zinkow & Annie Hayes September 22, 2021 0.28
38 12 Do You Hear What I Hear? Steven Tsuchida Yael Zinkow September 29, 2021 0.28
39 13 Expectation is the Root of All Heartache Steven Tsuchida Corinne Kingsbury October 6, 2021 0.35

Season 4 (2022)

No. in
Title  Directed by Written by Original air date  U.S. viewers
40 1 Bail s in Your Court Annie Bradley Yael Zinkow June 6, 2022 0.29
41 2 No Cane Do Annie Bradley Annie Hayes June 13, 2022 0.28
42 3 If Books Could Kill Dinh Thai Jeannine Renshaw & Nic Strain June 20, 2022 0.29
43 4 Hard Pill to Swallow Samir Rehem Corinne Kingsbury June 27, 2022 0.31
44 5 The Trial of Murphy Mason, Part One Dinh Thai Jess Burkle July 11, 2022 0.29
45 6 The Trial of Murphy Mason, Part Two Dinh Thai Jess Burkle July 18, 2022 0.25
46 7 C.I. Was Right Morgan Krantz Amy Turner & Anna Fisher July 25, 2022 0.25
47 8 Tequila Mockingbird Natalie Leite Jason Pierre August 1, 2022 0.32
48 9 Center of Gravity Chloe Sarbib Corinne Kingsbury August 8, 2022 0.32
49 10 No Time to Spare Joey Klein Yael Zinkow August 15, 2022 0.32
50 11 The Deep End Samir Rehem Jeannine Renshaw August 22, 2022 0.25
51 12 Going Up Malakai Yael Zinkow & Jeannine Renshaw August 29, 2022 0.35
52 13 Please Shine Down on Me Ryan McFaul Corinne Kingsbury September 5, 2022 0.25



The series was created by Corinne Kingsbury for The CW, to debut during the 2018–19 television season. On January 30, 2018, The CW officially ordered the pilot. The series was greenlit on May 11, 2018.

In the Dark is the first CW primetime series to carry Descriptive Video Service audio, though The CW, as a minor network, is not required to have any DVS provisions under the regulations for audio description for their affiliates, so the base of stations carrying that track is smaller than other networks where carriage of descriptive video is required. On January 10, 2019, The CW announced the premiere of the series on April 4 at 9 p.m. On April 24, 2019, The CW renewed the series for a second season, that was originally scheduled to premiere on May 28, 2020, however it was moved to premiere date on April 16, 2020. On January 7, 2020, the series was renewed for a third season which premiered on June 23, 2021. On February 3, 2021, The CW renewed the series for a fourth season which premiered on June 6, 2022. On May 12, 2022, The CW announced that the fourth season will be its last.


On March 2, 2018, it was announced that Perry Mattfeld had been cast in the protagonist role of Murphy in the series pilot, along with Brooke Markham as Jess, Murphy s roommate and best friend, and Keston John as Darnell, a local drug dealer; followed on March 9 with Kathleen York as Joy, Murphy s mother, and Derek Webster as Hank, Joy s husband. Austin Nichols was cast as Dean, a cop with a blind daughter, on March 12. On May 16, 2018, The CW announced that the role of Dean had been recast; with Nichols thereafter replaced by Rich Sommer on July 13, 2018. On September 10, 2019, Matt Murray was cast in a recurring role for the second season.

The show received some criticism for casting a sighted actor to play a blind character. British actor James Moore, who plays a disabled character in the soap opera Emmerdale and has a disability himself, argued that disabled actors will always be better placed to play disabled roles due to their life experience. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, critics worried that the questionable treatment of physical handicaps may leave some viewers with a dim impression. During a panel discussion at the Television Critics Association press tour, executive producer Nicky Weinstock defended the choices, claiming that they initially auditioned blind actors, but ultimately cast Perry because she was the best actor for the role.


Filming on the pilot began on March 12, 2018, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and wrapped on March 28. Principal photography on season 1 began on August 8, 2018, and ended on December 21, 2018. Principal photography for the second season began on August 19, 2019, and ended on January 24, 2020, in Toronto and Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. Filming for the series third season began on November 2, 2020, and concluded on April 21, 2021. Filming for the fourth season began on November 29, 2021, and concluded on May 31, 2022.


In the Dark premiered on The CW at 9:00 p.m. on April 4, 2019.

In Canada, the series premiered on April 4, 2019, on Bravo!. The series continues to be broadcast on the channel, which is now branded as CTV Drama Channel. In fall 2020, the second season was re-run on CTV 2 starting September 15.


Critical response

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 73% based on 15 reviews, with an average rating of 7.16/10. The website s critical consensus reads, Perry Mattfield is compelling as an amateur sleuth In the Dark, although the series recycling of mystery tropes and questionable treatment of physical handicaps may leave some viewers with a dim impression. On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 54 out of 100, based on 6 critics, indicating mixed or average reviews .


Season 1

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No. Title Air date Rating/share
DVR viewers
Total viewers
1 Pilot April 4, 2019 0.2/1 0.87 0.1 0.35 0.3 1.22
2 Mommy Issues April 11, 2019 0.2/1 0.72 0.0 0.33 0.2 1.05
3 The Big Break April 18, 2019 0.2/1 0.64 0.0 0.35 0.2 0.99
4 The Graduate April 25, 2019 0.2/1 0.75 0.1 0.30 0.3 1.05
5 The Feels May 2, 2019 0.1/1 0.50 0.27 0.77
6 Tyson May 9, 2019 0.1/1 0.51 0.1 0.25 0.2 0.80
7 The One That Got Away May 16, 2019 0.2/1 0.52 0.0 0.33 0.2 0.85
8 Jessica Rabbit May 23, 2019 0.2/1 0.60 0.0 0.30 0.2 0.90
9 Deal or No Deal May 30, 2019 0.1/1 0.58 0.1 0.27 0.2 0.85
10 Bait and Switch June 6, 2019 0.1/1 0.60 0.1 0.32 0.2 0.92
11 I Woke Up Like This June 13, 2019 0.1/1 0.64 0.1 0.23 0.2 0.87
12 Rollin with the Homies June 20, 2019 0.2/1 0.60 0.0 0.29 0.2 0.89
13 It s Always Been You June 27, 2019 0.2/1 0.63 0.0 0.30 0.2 0.93

Season 2

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Viewership and ratings per episode of In the Dark
No. Title Air date Rating
DVR viewers
Total viewers
1 All About the Benjamin April 16, 2020 0.1 0.41 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2 Cross My Heart and Hope To Lie April 23, 2020 0.1 0.39 TBD TBD TBD TBD
3 Son of a Gun April 30, 2020 0.1 0.39 TBD TBD TBD TBD
4 Deal Me In May 7, 2020 0.1 0.36 TBD TBD TBD TBD
5 The Unusual Suspects May 14, 2020 0.1 0.36 TBD TBD
Year 2019
ReleaseDate 2019-04-04
Plot A blind young woman tries to solve her friend’s murder.
Stars Perry Mattfeld, Casey Deidrick, Morgan Krantz
Series Produced by Jackie Cohn,Corinne Kingsbury,Michael Showalter,Frank Siracusa,Ben Stiller,John Weber,Nicholas Weinstock,Amy Turner,Ryan Knighton,Yael Zinkow,Danielle Corches,Brian Dannelly,Jeff J.J. Authors,Perry Mattfeld,Flint Wainess,Karine Rosenthal,Jonathan Collier,Maureen Milligan,Andrea Raffaghello,Adrian Cruz,Annie Bradley,Jess Burkle,Gabrielle Fernandez,Anthony Pangalos,Jeannine Renshaw,Josiah Ruis,David Babcock,Daegan Fryklind,Guy Endore-Kaiser,Ryan McFaul,Isaac Alfie,Robin Shorr,John Francis Daley,Jonathan Goldstein,Emily Fox
Series Music by The Newton Brothers,Jeff Russo,Will Bates,Brooke Blair,Will Blair
Series Cinematography by Bradford Lipson,Jonathon Cliff,Onno Weeda,Brian Burgoyne
Series Film Editing by Josiah Ruis,Warren Bowman,Lois Blumenthal,Gregory Cusumano,Ciaran Michael Vejby,Scott Melendez,Tod Modisett,Dana Sullivan,Jessica Brunetto,Bari Winter,David Grecu
Series Casting By Barbara Stordahl,Angela Terry,Lisa Bourne
Series Production Design by Nazgol Goshtasbpour,Doug McCullough,Kate Ferry,Andrew Berry
Series Art Direction by Andrea Kristof,Domini Anderson,Maria Gutierrez,Kate Ferry
Series Set Decoration by Gabriel Lamb,Enrico Campana,J.R. Grassby,Nigel Hutchins
Series Costume Design by Nancy Gould,Lisa McDaris,Catherine Ashton,Anne Dixon,Jeff William Campbell
Series Makeup Department Stephen Lynch,Scotia Boyd,Jaye Falcioni,Daniel Losco,Jennifer O’Connor,Blake Arsenault,Suzanne Heibati,Jayne Laube,Melanie Quigg,Stefanie Terzo,Sid Armour,Tenille Shockey,Rhosael Ciandre,Vivian Orgill,Samantha Terry
Series Production Management Gabrielle Fernandez,Anthony Pangalos,Michael T. Burgess,David Vaughan,Cindy Azada Whitman,Ashley Shields-Muir,Cris Olariu,Daniela Barbosa,Dillon Gemmill
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Simon Board,Jess Smallwood,Richard Black,Peter Mabrucco,Stephen Clarke,Natalie McFadyen,Jordan Roy,Drew McLean,Lize van der Bijl,Grant Lucibello,Daniela Barbosa,Michael Johnson,Tyler Delben,George Assimakopoulos,Raj Singh,James Gilchrist,Joanna Moore,Elliott Kathryn Whittaker,Rick Kush,Jesse Daniel Glass,Sarah Campbell,Anna Lee,Adam Bocknek,Rita Colucci,Hannah Michielsen,Robert Pomposo,Danny McLeod,Andrew Shea,Michael Mannarino,Michael T. Burgess,Nikki Sandler,Joe Caporale,Lily Yang,Joe Gold
Series Art Department Drew Cutrara,Anna Sajnovic,Cassidy Watkins,Stephen Levitt,Kaeleigh McFall-Smale,Bethany McLeod,Alyssa Koo,David-William Martel,Stuart Pearce,Zachary Vero,Catherine Lam,Aaron Noel,Mason Robertson,Dylan Cranstone,Holly Di Giulio,Maya Modzynski,Michael Nesbitt,Clémence Palvadeau,Rabab Ali,Isabelle Hemard,Andrew Lima,Cecilia Divito,Michael Smith,Chris Gotzamanis,Alexa Mitchell,Colin Carruthers,Ian Turner,Kassa Small,Sonja Narizni,Matthew Bolton,Cj Clendenning,Rae Scarfó,Giselle Selim,John Van Lieshout,Ryan O’Connell,Jonathan Gotfryd,Anna Lupi,David Meredith,Andrew Redekop,Rob Valeriote,Camille Maltais,Alex Juzkiw,Rebecca Lopes,Max MacDonald,Nicolas Mantzanis,Emily Tam,Tija Smith,Mike Dutkowski,Natalie Kitchen,Cary Noel,Tricia Stanley,Jordan Messam,Lina Namrud,Ashley Lynn James,Michael Chan,Joel Monette,Steve Stanford
Series Sound Department Mike McKone,Brad J. Bakelmun,Laird Fryer,Dorian Williamson,Elliot Thompson,Stefan Fraticelli,Paul Gosse,Matthew W. Kielkopf,Jeffrey Dyal,Jonathan Gomez,Jack Bourdon,Shaughnessy Hare,Randy Wilson,Robert Turi,Edward Krupa,Jessie Anne Spence,Jason Charbonneau,Dave Fritz,John Sievert,Michael Miller,Bob Gremore,Amanda Roy,Alan Freedman,Camille Kennedy,Fitzrovia Post,Ormangoren Gurkan,Thomas Hayek,Joel Shryack,Robert Woolfson,Mike Ashton,Beau Emory,Valentin Pricop,Skyler Detherage,Trino Madriz
Series Special Effects by Tanya Richter,Julian Bell,Farren Russell Whittaker,Jacob Detheridge,Simon Harrison,James Sled,Michael Saintsbury
Series Visual Effects by Mike Gaines,Michael Zavala,Demitre Garza,James Baldanzi,Erin M. Cullen,David Dewaik,Michael Scott,Jass Tsai,Diego Galtieri,Patrick Ottinger
Series Stunts Eric Bryson,Tracy Messenger,Bas Reitsma,Dimitri Pavlakos,Don Stockford,Amy Szoke,Sebastian Buitrago,Penande Estime,Alex Armbruster,Sharon Canovas,Duncan McLeod,Nick Alachiotis,Bobby Brown,Kaanchana Kerr,Gabrielle Anne Desy,Sylvia Stewart,Laiko Foroughi,Nicole Fournier,Shawn Storer,Victoria Goodman,Kara Wooten,Dan Iaboni,Danny Lima,Dl MacDonald,John MacDonald,Simon Northwood
Series Camera and Electrical Department Matt Clayson,Philip Esteves,Nigel Hartwell,Joseph Chan,Dwain Barrick,Dakota Mazzuca,Tyler Shoemaker,Onno Weeda,Brandon Breen,Edward Hernandez,Terry Barbet,Brian E. Hill,Rudolf Mammitzsch,Mark Manchester,Mark Feenstra,Michael Jowett,Ryan Charles Lambert,Andrew Mastin,Kayvon Noori,Liam Ward,Rory Whelan,Athena Chau,Mark Giles,Kyle Montague,Justin Oliver Robinson,Gabriele DiChiara,Alan G. Kelly,Mike Gowland,Anita Toth,Jassen Paradela,Ryan Prouse,Andrew M. Richardson,Nicholas Mungal,Brendan Adam-Zwelling,Johnny Askwith,Joe Frechette,Steven French,Matt O’Sullivan,Ramona Diaconescu,Stephen Caswell,Mitch Mommaerts,Michelle Homonylo,Richard D. Leko,Ben Lichty,Ian A. Parker,Scott Cowan,Mark Ekin,Antony Ellis,John M. Hall,Tim Lovell,Hugh McJanet,Edward Mikolic,Jason Poole,Olivia Riportella,Carlos Rivera,Babak Tehrani,Sarah Thomas Moffat,Marc R. Taylor,Greg Whiteside,James Vernelli,Glendon Davis,Robert Toomer,Tom Comet,Stefan J. Marchand,John Medland
Series Casting Department Jason Crow,Stephanie Gorin,Brendan Wilcocks,Holly Lemmon,Jesse Griffiths,Derek Hersey,Lauren Kurnit,Rob Decina,Jason Bailey
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department Sydney Cavanagh,Karen Meluck,Aneesa Abdus-Samad,Rhiann Moore,Daniela Barbat,Chris J. O’Neil,Tara Thompson,Amanda Fox-Flinn,Jeff Dineen,Anna Viksne,Mia Sturup,Rebecca McDermid,Erika Larner,Lisa McDaris
Series Editorial Department J. Bretton Truett,Silvia Spinelli,Noah Chamow,Jess Haber,Cindy Freeman,Michael Angarola,Ciaran Michael Vejby,Dana Sullivan,David Grecu,Michael Sohcot,Yoshie Ishiguro,Erik Lutsch,Erika Klappert,Jaclyn Rogers,Vanja Von Sek,Mary Albrecht,Timothy Brinker,Marissa Mueller,Josiah Ruis,Brandon Silverman,Bari Winter,Nathan Funderburg,Ziyun Chen,Benjamin Szymkow,Chris Hamilton,Mateusz Sklarzyk,Tim Stipan
Series Location Management Adam Cohen,Anastasia Reeve,Diane Higgins,Nikhil D’Souza
Series Music Department Justine von Winterfeldt,Robert Adams,Shannon Murphy,Will Bates,Joe Deveau,Robbie Adams,James Burkholder,Justin Brandon Lewis,Luke Dimond,Augustine Esteban Saldana IV,Erik Lutz,Raven Davenport,Lily Marlovits
Series Script and Continuity Department Renata Spandel,Annie Hayes,Marika Latorcai,Lexi Cowan,Sarah Link,Alexa Erdei,Joanne T. Harwood
Series Transportation Department Holly Meeker,Bill Boyd,Mikhail Ramtahal,Steve Carbajal,Amarit Samra,Christian Gabourie,Andrew Bowditch,Vicky Ho,Ted Nobles,Chris Gleason,Mark Di Bon
Series Additional Crew Rachel Elizabeth McKim,Matthew Lee,Robyn Scott,Hanna Kindellan,Michael Raffaghello,Megan Szwalek,Thomas McCullough,Michelle Kanyo,Michael Mannarino,Arwenna Jones,Effie Antigone,Tabitha Grove,Kyle Kurbegovich,Vess Stoeva,Michael Cheney,James Carmichael,Melanie Ann Foley,Gillian West,Sandra Ibrahim,Jennifer Chovancek,Autumn Parkes,Olivia FitzGerald-Harewood,Lucy McColl,Lou Madolev,Lenore Nemani,Travis Dixon,Dean Armstrong,Cassidy Watkins,Lorri Bernson,Debbie Van Dusen,Aldo Jakasa,Tashan Hira,Starla Jackson,David Berman,Jonathan Wellner,Shelby Young,Paul J. Duckworth,Sat Sidhu,Hanna Tower,Amber Niles,Michael Angarola,Powell Iordanov,Sarah Kim,Sue Marsh-Woods,Dan Rosen,Jim Chad,Karim Escribano,Meaghan Carey,Alicia MacGibbon
Genres Action, Crime, Horror
Companies Red Hour Films, Warner Bros. Television, CBS Television Studios
Countries USA
Languages English
ContentRating TV-14
ImDbRating 7.5
ImDbRatingVotes 12406
MetacriticRating 54
Keywords blind woman,chicago illinois,guide dog,blindness,blind protagonist