Apple Is Developing a Series Adaptation of CITY ON FIRE with Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.


Apple is set to produce a series adaptation of the Garth Risk Hallberg novel City on Fire and it’s being developed by Josh Schwartz (The OC, Runaways) and Stephanie Savage (Nancy Drew, Runaways). They will be writing the series and will all serve as showrunners and executive producers.

In City on Fire, “an NYU student is shot in Central Park on the 4th of July, 2003. Samantha Cicciaro is alone; there are no witnesses and very little physical evidence. Her friends’ band is playing her favorite downtown club but she leaves to meet someone, promising to return. She never does. As the crime against Samantha is investigated, she’s revealed to be the crucial connection between a series of mysterious city-wide fires, the downtown music scene, and a wealthy uptown real estate family fraying under the strain of the many secrets they keep.”

The series will consist of eight episodes.


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