Based on James Keene’s 2010 autobiographical novel In With The Devil: A Fallen Hero, A Serial Killer, and A Dangerous Bargain for Redemption, the limited series follows Egerton as Jimmy Keene, the son of Liotta’s James “Big Jim” Kenne who ends up in jail and is faced with a difficult choice:
“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 was announced before the death of Liotta in late May. Reports state that the Goodfellas actor died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic and was in the middle of shooting a film entitled Dangerous Waters.
Watch the trailer above. Black Bird premieres July 8 on Apple TV+.
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