Jim Sturgess dishes on new Apple show ‘Home Before Dark’

Apple’s new series “Home Before Dark” is a crime drama with child reporters.

It’s based on the true story of Hilde Lysiak (played by Brooklynn Prince), a 9-year-old journalist who broke a local murder story in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, in 2016. (Her name in the series is Hilde Lisko.)

Jim Sturgess, who stars as her father, Matt, says he was drawn to both the crime aspects of the story and the family angle.

“I’ve played various dads in other films and TV shows, and I’ve always really enjoyed it,” says Sturgess, 41 (“Across the Universe”). “But it was always in the background of the story, not [in] the main predominant plotline. You get a lot from working with kids as an actor; you really have to sort of create the world with them and for them, and make the imaginary world as believable as possible for them to react and engage with in a very real way.”