Taron Egerton has been many things in his acting career, for his next Apple TV+ Black Bird he goes behind bars. Apple have released the series Trailer that sees him try make (dangerous) friends.
The series is 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. A true crime story of a convicted drug dealer (Egerton) who is given a chance to reduce his sentence. He’s asked to befriend a psychotic killer (Paul Walter Hauser) and try get him to confess.
When you see who he must makes friends with, an chilly atmosphere breaks. Can he seek the truth or more importantly survive?
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Inspired by actual events, when high school football hero, decorated policeman’s son, and convicted drug dealer 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.
In addition to Egerton and Hauser, this series also stars Sepideh Moafi, Greg Kinnear, Robert Diago DoQui and Ray Liotta in one of his final acting roles.
Black Bird will premiere globally with the first two episodes on Friday, 8th July on Apple TV+, followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday.