Apple TV+ is giving viewers their first look at the upcoming psychological thriller, Black Bird—a gritty and suspenseful, six-episode drama inspired by actual events, starring Taron Egerton and Paul Walter Hauser.
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 (Paul Walter Hauser), 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.
Adapted from James Keene and Hillel Levin’s true crime memoir In With The Devil: A Fallen Hero, A Serial Killer, and A Dangerous Bargain for Redemption, Black Bird will officially kick off with its first two episodes on Friday, July 8, and will be followed by one new episode weekly each Friday.
Joining Egerton and Hauser in the series are costars Sepideh Moafi, Greg Kinnear, and Ray Liotta. Black Bird is executive produced by Dennis Lehane (Boardwalk Empire, The Outsider), Taron Egerton, director Michaël R. Roskam, Richard Plepler, Bradley Thomas, Dan Friedkin, Ryan Friedkin, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert, our founder Kary Antholis, and author James Keene.