Apple TV+ has released the official trailer for Black Bird, the upcoming crime drama miniseries starring Taron Egerton, Paul Walter Hauser, and the late Ray Liotta in one of his final performances. The first two episodes are scheduled to make their debut on July 8.
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The Black Bird trailer, which you can check out below, features a convicted man who’s been given an opportunity to earn his freedom in exchange for undergoing a dangerous secret mission. He must move to a prison for the criminally insane and befriend a serial killer in order to get more information about his suspected other 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.”
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. 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.