Tom Holland Responds to “The Crowded Room” Being “So Horribly Reviewed”

Tom Holland, Amanda Seyfried, and Emmy Rossum join forces in their Apple TV+ drama, “The Crowded Room,” which premiered on June 9. The show stars Holland as a teen struggling with the fallout of a violent crime. Unfortunately, it’s been critically panned by reviewers and the Spider-Man star is aware of it — not that he’s letting it get to him.

During a June 23 interview with Unilad, Holland revealed that being a die-hard fan of England’s Tottenham Hotspur soccer team (which has never won the Premier League) has made him extremely resilient. “I think being a Tottenham fan is somewhat like being in ‘The Crowded Room.’ It has taught me resilience,” he said. “Tottenham has never won anything and supporting them is incredibly difficult. It’s no secret my show has been so horribly reviewed, but I’m here today to promote the show and I’m still here. I’m very resilient. It’s a good quality.”

Apple TV+ unveiled the first trailer for “The Crowded Room” on May 10 and in it, Holland’s character Danny Sullivan is arrested for his involvement in a shooting in New York City in 1979. Seyfried then enters as Rya Goodwin, the cop sent to investigate the shooting who uncovers details about his past that make her see the crime in a new way. The miniseries was created by writer and producer Akiva Goldsman, known for his work on “A Beautiful Mind,” and Holland serves alongside Goldsman as an executive producer.

Holland opened up about his role in a May 9 interview with Entertainment Weekly, telling the outlet that it’s been “so informative to my own life.”He said he was actually taking a break from acting when his agent called him about the project. “‘It sounds like your dreams are coming true,'” he remembered his agent saying.

“It’s a show that will take you on twists and turns — you’ll never know where you are or what’s going on — and then it will all come to a miraculous conclusion toward the end,” Holland explained of the series. “It’s a story about heartbreak. It’s a story about love. It’s a story about betrayal. And, most of all, it’s a story about a young kid’s determination to survive.”

Ahead, here’s everything to know about “The Crowded Room.”