Black Bird Trailer Features Taron Egerton Befriending a Serial Killer to Earn His Freedom
Apple TV+ has released a new trailer for Black Bird. The upcoming prison drama series inspired by true events stars Taron Egerton as a drug dealer behind bars who must befriend a serial killer (Paul Walter Hauser) to get a confession from him and earn his freedom.
The trailer shows us Jimmy Keene, who was a high school football hero and son of a police officer and ends up serving ten years in prison for drug dealing. In an attempt to get himself out of prison, Jimmy reaches out to his father in an attempt to bargain for his freedom. The task given to him requires Jimmy to be transferred from his minimum-security prison to a maximum-security prison where he is to befriend a serial killer by the name of Larry Hall and get a confession from Larry and identify the location of the bodies of the 13 young women he is charged with killing.
Check out the official synopsis for Black Bird:
“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.”
Starring alongside Egerton and Hauser will be Sepideh Moafi, Greg Kinnear, and the late Ray Liotta. Black Bird was developed by Dennis Lehane and the series was 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. The first three episodes of the series were helmed by Michaël R. Roskam.
The first two episodes of Black Bird will premiere exclusively on Apple TV+ on July 8th, 2022 with the remaining four episodes released weekly. Check out the trailer below:
Source: Apple TV+