Cast & Characters: CW’s In The Dark

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The Following is a list of cast and characters from the CW program In The Dark and their status at the end of the season(s).


Introduced Season 1

Perry Mattfeld As Murphy

Murphy (Perry Mattfeld) with cigarette in her mouth and planning to pop a Plan B pill soon.
Murphy (Perry Mattfeld)

First Noted In

Season 1, Episode 1 “Pilot”

Character Introduction

Blind since she was 14, due to Retinitis Pigmentosa, and in the foster care system until around that time, Murphy has had a hard life. One which included being attacked two years before the series began that might be one of the reasons she drinks heavily and is promiscuous. Yet, with the death of Tyson, she may just get her act together.

Additional Information About Murphy
  • Murphy absolutely hates most forms of assistance due to her being blind.


Kathleen York As Joy

Joy (Kathleen York) stunned by Murphy.
Joy (Kathleen York)

First Noted In

Season 1, Episode 1 “Pilot”

Character Introduction

Murphy’s adoptive mother, she and Murphy have a volatile relationship. Not one which necessarily means, on sight, they will argue, but she expects more out of Murphy than Murphy does of herself.

Additional Information About Joy


Derek Webster As Hank

Hank (Derek Webster) in a car with Murphy and Joy who are arguing, as usual.
Hank (Derek Webster)

First Noted In

Season 1, Episode 1 “Pilot”

Character Introduction

Murphy’s adopted father, he and Murphy are close and he might be the main reason Murphy has a job. For with her often showing up to work hung over, likely her advocate of a dad is all that stands between her and living off SSI.

Additional Information About Hank


Thamela Mpumlwana As Tyson

Tyson (Thamela Mpumlwana) trying to shoot his shot.
Tyson (Thamela Mpumlwana): You ever date a guy like me?

First Noted In

Season 1, Episode 1 “Pilot”

Character Introduction

While Jess is Murphy’s roommate, arguably her best friend is Tyson – a 17-year-old kid. One who has a little bit of a crush on Murphy and is the catalyst for Murphy possibly getting her act together. For with her believing Tyson was murdered, it forces her out of her usual routine of drinking and having sex with a stranger.

Additional Information About Tyson
  • He’s into origami.

Rich Sommer As Dean

Dean (Rich Sommer) explaining why there is no traction on Tyson's situation.
Dean (Rich Sommer)

First Noted In

Season 1, Episode 1 “Pilot”

Character Introduction

Dean is a cop, one who responds to Murphy’s call about Tyson possibly being murdered, and is the father to a blind daughter. From what it appears, he might be Murphy’s main ally in finding the truth about Tyson. If the truth can be found.

Additional Information About Dean
  • He is single.


Brooke Markham As Jess

Jess (Brooke Markham) talking to Murphy about her UTI.
Jess (Brooke Markham)

First Noted In

Season 1, Episode 1 “Pilot”

Character Introduction

Jess is a veterinarian, also a lesbian, and Murphy’s roommate. She is probably far kinder than Murphy often deserves but is a reliable friend.

Additional Information About Jess
  • Jess is a gold star lesbian.


Morgan Krantz As Felix

Felix (Morgan Krantz) teasing Murphy.
Felix (Morgan Krantz)

First Noted In

Season 1, Episode 1 “Pilot”

Character Introduction

Felix is the person who compensates for the fact Murphy gets to work for free, and is one of the main reasons Hoy and Hank’s guide dog facility may still be up and running. Not to imply they are incompetent but clearly their nepotism blinds them a bit. But, when it comes to Murphy, Felix is kind of like an annoying brother who she goes back and forth with, yet knows he is there for her if in need.

Additional Information About Felix


Keston John As Darnell

Darnell (Keston John) in conversation.
Darnell (Keston John)

First Noted In

Season 1, Episode 2 “Mommy Issues”

Character Introduction

Darnell is a drug dealer and Tyson’s cousin. Someone smart enough to clean his drug money using his friend’s food truck.

Additional Information About Darnell

Humberly González As Vanessa

Vanessa (Humberly González) smiling at Jess.
Vanessa (Humberly González)

First Noted In

Season 1, Episode 2 “Mommy Issues”

Character Introduction

Vanessa is Jess’ girlfriend who, unlike Jess, isn’t a gold star lesbian. Also, she and Murphy butt heads repeatedly between how Murphy treats Jess to how Murphy’s personality is in general.

Additional Information About Vanessa

Casey Deidrick As Max

 

Max (Casey Deidrick) flirting with Murphy.
Max (Casey Deidrick)

First Noted In

 

Season 1, Episode 2 “Mommy Issues”

Character Introduction

Max is a friend of Darnell’s and the person who cleans his money for him. He also is a potential love interest of Murphy if she decides she doesn’t want to be single anymore.

Additional Information About Max

Nicki Micheaux As Nia

First Noted In

Season 1, Episode 2 “Mommy Issues”

Character Introduction

It isn’t 100% clear who Nia is when introduced in episode 2. However, we do know she is in prison and Darnell answers to her. Also, she is aware of Tyson’s situation and is trusting Darnell to handle it.

Additional Information About Nia

Leslie Silva As Rhonda

Rhonda (Leslie Silva) meeting Murphy for the first time.
Rhonda (Leslie Silva)

First Noted In

Season 1, Episode 2 “Mommy Issues”

Character Introduction

Rhonda is Tyson’s mother who, despite the lifestyle Tyson lives, seems perfectly normal and without any notable issues.

Additional Information About Rhonda

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How Does Season 1 End For The Characters Of CW‘s In The Dark

Murphy

Joy

Hank

Tyson

Dean

Jess

Felix

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General Information

  • The show takes place in Chicago

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