Today, Apple unveiled the trailer for their upcoming original, Black Bird, starring Taron Egerton and Paul Walter Hauser. This six-episode limited series executive produced by showrunner Dennis Lehane and our own Kary Antholis, among others, is set to debut globally on Apple TV+ Friday, July 8th. Watch the official trailer in full, above!
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 adapted from a true crime memoir written by James Keene and Hillel Leven called In With the Devil: A Fallen Hero, a Serial Killer, and a Dangerous Bargain for Redemption, subverts the crime genre by enlisting the help of the very people put behind bars to solve its mysteries.
In addition to Taron Egerton and Paul Walter Hauser, this all-star cast includes Greg Kinnear, Sepideh Moafi, and Ray Liotta and represents the final TV work of Liotta, who passed away on May 26th at the age of 67.