Apple has unveiled first-look images and a premiere date for ‘Black Bird‘ an upcoming six-episode psychological thriller developed and executive produced by Dennis Lehane and starring Taron Egerton and Paul Walter Hauser. The series will premiere globally on TV+ with the first two episodes on Friday, 8th July followed by one new episode weekly every Friday.
Inspired by actual events, when high school football hero, decorated policeman’s son and convicted drug dealer Jimmy Keene (Taron Egerton) is sentenced to 10 years in a minimum-security prison, he is given the choice of a lifetime – enter a maximum-security prison for the criminally insane and befriend suspected serial killer Larry Hall (minimum-security), or stay where he is and serve his full sentence with no possibility of parole. Keene quickly realizes his only way out is to elicit a confession and find out where the bodies of several young girls are buried before Hall’s appeal goes through. But is this suspected killer telling the truth? Or is it just another tale from a serial liar? This dramatic and captivating story subverts the crime genre by enlisting the help of the very people put behind bars to solve its mysteries.
The series is adapted from the true-crime memoir ‘In with the Devil: A Fallen Hero, a Serial Killer, and a Dangerous Bargain for Redemption‘ by James Keene and Hillel Levin and will also star Sepideh Moafi, Greg Kinnear and Ray Liotta.
Black Bird will launch Friday 8th July on Apple TV+