Apple TV+ has announced that its upcoming true-crime series “Black Bird” will premiere on July 8, 2022, with the first two episodes of the six-part series followed by one new installment weekly every Friday.
The new series is a suspenseful psychological thriller 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. It is created by Dennis Lehane and directed by Michaël R. Roskam, Jim McKay, and Joe Chappelle.
“Black Bird” is produced by Apple Studio for Apple TV+ and executive produced by Lehane, Roskam, Keene, Taron Egerton, Richard Plepler, Bradley Thomas, Dan Friedkin, Ryan Friedkin, Alexandra Milchan, and Scott Lambert.
Apple TV+’s new “Black Bird” follows the unlikely bond between an inmate and serial killer to know about the bodies of young girls
Starring Taron Egerton, Paul Walter Hauser, Sepideh Moafi, Greg Kinnear, and Ray Liotta, the limited series “Black Bird” will tell the story of a convicted drug dealer, Jimmy Keene, striking a bond with a serial killer, Larry Hall, to get a confession about the bodies of young girls he murdered as an opportunity to get a reduced sentence.
But Keene (played by Taron Egerton) has to decipher if the suspected killer (played by Paul Walter Hauser), is telling the truth or lying.
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.
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.
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