Apple TV+ studio orders new ‘City on Fire’ drama series inspired by Garth Risk Hallberg’s novel

Apple TV+ studio has announced a series order for ‘City of Fire’. The new drama series is inspired by Garth Risk Hallberg’s novel ‘City of Fire’.  Apple Studio will produce the series, which will be executive produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage and will premiere on the video streaming service, worldwide.

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A new murder-mystery ‘City of Fire’ series is coming to Apple TV+

The eight-episodes long first season will tell the thrilling story of a young student’s murder in New York City and the investigation will unveil an inexplicable connection between the murder and citywide fires.

In “City on Fire,” an NYU student is shot in Central Park on the Fourth of July, 2003. Samantha Cicciaro is alone; there are no witnesses and very little physical evidence. Her friends’ band is playing her favorite downtown club but she leaves to meet someone, promising to return. She never does. As the crime against Samantha is investigated, she’s revealed to be the crucial connection between a series of mysterious citywide fires, the downtown music scene, and a wealthy uptown real estate family fraying under the strain of the many secrets they keep.

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Apple TV+ offers all-original content which has received great recognition. With 25 new Daytime Emmy Award nominations, the video streaming service has been “honored with 117 wins and 408 awards nominations” in just 18 months since its launch in November. So the new drama series joins a diverse catalog of titles on the service.

“City on Fire” joins a growing lineup of Apple Original series that will be developed and produced by Apple Studios, including “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey,” a new limited series based on the moving novel by best-selling author Walter Mosley, and starring Samuel L. Jackson and Dominique Fishback; the highly sought-after film “Killers of the Flower Moon,” directed by Martin Scorsese, and starring and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio; “Emancipation,” from director Antoine Fuqua and starring and produced by Academy Award nominee Will Smith; “In With The Devil,” a new six-episode limited series written and executive produced by best-selling author Dennis Lehane and starring Taron Egerton; “Snow Blind,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Gustav Möller; “Swan Song,” a genre-bending film starring Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris and Glenn Close; “Masters of the Air,” from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman’s Playtone; a new drama series from Team Downey and Adam Perlman; and “High Desert,” a comedy series starring Patricia Arquette, who will also executive produce alongside director Ben Stiller.

The video streaming service is available for $4.99 across Apple devices via the Apple TV app. It is also available on select Samsung, LG, Sony, VIZIO, TCL and other TV sets, smart devices by Roku and Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast with Google TV, PlayStation, and Xbox.

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