Apple TV+ has released two first look images from the psychological thriller Black Bird featuring Taron Egerton and Paul Walter Hauser, as well as revealing July premiere for the series.
Developed and executive produced by Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Shutter Island), Black Bird is based on James Keene and Hillel Levin’s true crime memoir In with the Devil: A Fallen Hero, a Serial Killer, and a Dangerous Bargain for Redemption. The official synopsis reads:
Inspired by actual events, when high school football hero and decorated policeman’s son 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 subverts the crime genre by enlisting the help of the very people put behind bars to solve its mysteries.
Black Bird premieres on Apple TV+ on July 8th.