Apple TV+ has released the first-look photos for its upcoming limited drama titled Black Bird, starring Golden Globe winner Taron Egerton. The psychological thriller will be available for streaming on Friday, July 8 with the first two episodes. After the premiere, it will be followed one new episode weekly every Friday.
The Black Bird photos, which you can check out below, provide us with our first look at Egerton as Jimmy Keene and Paul Walter Hauser as serial killer Larry Hall.
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Black Bird is based on 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. Described as a gritty and suspenseful drama, the series around a convicted drug dealer who has been tasked to befriend a serial killer and make him confess about the whereabouts of his victims.
“Inspired by actual events, when high school football hero, decorated policeman’s son and convicted drug dealer Jimmy Keene 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, or stay where he is and serve his full sentence with no possibility of parole,” reads the synopsis. “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 developed and executive produced by Dennis Lehane. It stars Taron Egerton, Paul Walter Hauser, Sepideh Moafi, Greg Kinnear, and Ray Liotta.
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Black Bird is executive produced by Keene, Egerton, Michaël R. Roskam, Richard Plepler, Bradley Thomas, Dan Friedkin, Ryan Friedkin, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert, and Kary Antholis. Roskam, Jim McKay and Joe Chapelle are also set as directors.