Black Bird is a crime thriller that is based on the true-crime memoir In With The Devil: A Fallen Hero, A Serial Killer, and A Dangerous Bargain for Redemption written by Jimmy Keene and Hillel Levin. The series follows how Keene made the bargain of a lifetime while risking his life to redeem himself by helping bring a criminal to justice.
If you are into true-crime shows, Black Bird may just be the one for you. Learn everything we know so far about the series in this article.
Table of Contents
- Black Bird Release Date: When Will the Apple TV Series Come Out?
- Black Bird Cast: Who are the Actors Included in the AppleTV Series?
- Black Bird Crew: Who are the Creative Minds Behind the Scenes?
- Black Bird Plot: What Will be the Plot of the Crime Series?
- Black Bird Trailer: Is There a Trailer for Black Bird ?
- Where to Watch Black Bird : Where Can I Watch the Series?
Black Bird Release Date: When Will the Apple TV Series Come Out?
Black Bird was released on Apple TV on July 8, 2022, a Friday. The series has six episodes, with the first two episodes coming out when it debuts. A new episode will be dropping on the streaming site every week on Fridays.
Black Bird Cast: Who are the Actors Included in the AppleTV Series?
The Black Bird cast is led by Taron Egerton, who will play the main protagonist of the show, Jimmy Keene, a convicted drug dealer who is given the exchange of a lifetime. Egerton dons a look that is a far cry from his usual happy characters, with a receding hairline and an unreadable expression on his face.
Egerton is joined by Paul Walter Hauser, who plays Larry Hall. Larry Hall is the suspected serial killer who Keene has to befriend. Hauser has played roles in many movies before, such as Cruella, BlacKkKlansman, and I, Tonya.
Aside from Egerton and Hauser, we will also see Greg Kinnear from House of Cards and Sepideh Moafi from Nefarious. We will also see Ray Liotta from the Marriage Story, who unfortunately passed away before the series came out.
Black Bird Crew: Who are the Creative Minds Behind the Scenes?
The first three episodes of Black Bird are directed by Michaël R. Roskam, with Joe Chapelle and Jim McKay also directing some of the episodes. Roskam is also one of the executive producers of the show, along with David Diliberto and Joe Guest, among others.
Black Bird Plot: What Will be the Plot of the Crime Series?
Black Bird was inspired by true events. It tells the story of Jimmy Keene, the son of a decorated police officer and a former high school football star. Jimmy’s perfect life came crumbling when his secret is discovered; he is convicted of selling drugs and receives a sentence of 10 years in a minimum-security prison.
After he receives his sentence, he is offered the choice of a lifetime – he can either stay In the minimum security prison and complete his ten years without any chance of parole, or he can be moved to a maximum-security prison for the criminally insane to build a friendship with Larry Hall, a suspected serial killer.
Keene has to earn Hall’s trust until he makes a full confession. Otherwise, he is risking his life for nothing. Will Keene be able to find out the truth about Hill’s crimes? Can he redeem himself from his fall from grace and help put a criminal behind bars?
Black Bird Official Synopsis
Apple TV has released an official synopsis for the series:
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.
Black Bird Trailer: Is There a Trailer for Black Bird?
The trailer for Black Bird was released on June 8, 2022.
Where to Watch Black Bird: Where Can I Watch the Series?
You can watch Black Bird on Apple TV now it's released on July 8, 2022.
There are many shows you can enjoy on Apple TV. Some of the shows you can watch while we wait for the release of Black Bird include For All Mankind, Severance, Pachinko, and Mystic Quest.
Black Bird takes us deep into the trenches that recruited undercover agents, civilian or trained, have to go through to bring justice to the world. We are looking forward to see how the the story plays out and how the entire team from Apple TV will portray the series.