On July 8, 2022, Apple TV+ announced the “Black Bird” mini-series, consisting of 6 episodes. The TV show caused a stir among fans of crime stories, and its realism added spice. James Keene, sentenced to 10 years, receives an offer to go to the most dangerous prison, where he must get the confession of a serial maniac. In exchange for this, Keene will get her freedom…
“Black Bird ss 2”: release date, announcement
It makes no sense to talk about the continuation of the “Black Bird” TV show, since the project is closed, and the ending turned out to be logical and corresponds to its book version. Recall that the script for the TV series was created based on the novel “In with the Devil: a Fallen Hero, a Serial Killer, and a Dangerous Bargain for Redemption” by James Keene.
Charming James ‘Jimmy’ Keene earns a living in a completely illegal way. Many years ago, he stepped on a slippery slope for the sake of his father, who needed money. Understanding how easy it is to live when there is a hefty wad of dollars in his pocket, Jimmy decides not to stop and finds new comrades who are ready to help him in business.
By this time, the father is already urging his son to quit dangerous business. Even if something goes wrong, Big Jim will know that his grown-up son will find a more legal occupation. But Jimmy has his own plans for the future, and he was not going to give up his earnings. This also included plans to kill the girl with whom he slept the day before.
Having realized the idea, he decides to get rid of the corpse, but does not have time — the FBI intercepts him in his own house and the guy has to confess his sins. The murdered woman was a Muslim woman who planned to commit a terrorist attack in the United States. In addition to the murder, Jimmy is found to have a large consignment of drugs, which causes him to go to jail.
The father is crushed and hardly finds the strength to come to his son. After another prison date, he becomes ill — he is partially paralyzed, and now only his stepmother, Sammy, comes to Jimmy. The guy has a bad relationship with her. The woman asks not to interfere in anything, because the father is too worried about the turmoil associated with his son.
But by that time, Jimmy had already received an offer to go to a prison for desperate thugs. The FBI offers Jimmy a deal: freedom in exchange for getting a confession from Larry Hall, who killed about 20 women. Many in his hometown are sure that the guy is innocent. Larry is mentally ill and wants people to think about his involvement in crimes.
Jimmy is unaware of this, but agrees to the deal. And how can he get a confession when Larry really doesn’t even know how the crimes happened? Or is he so good at pretending? In any case, now Jimmy has no turning back…
Actors and their roles
- James ‘Jimmy’ Keene — had a business related to psychotropic drugs; neglected the opinion of his father, because he wanted to help him with money; ended up in prison, where, out of gullibility, he received a huge sentence; was forced to agree to a deal, while he did not know in advance that the chances of losing were too high — Taron Egerton.
- Big Jim — the father of the protagonist; wishes his son a quiet life; worries that Jimmy and Sammy are on bad terms; turns out to be paralyzed after another visit with his son; insists that Sam and Jimmy try to make contact and makes small attempts to do this — Ray Liotta.
- Lauren McCauley — a female agent with extensive knowledge of psychoanalysis; advises Jimmy to accept her offer to transfer to another prison institution, where he needs to get the truth about Larry Hall; can easily piss off — Sepideh Moafi.
- Brian Miller — a police detective who is investigating the Larry Hall case; saw him during interrogation, after which he began to doubt the adequacy and veracity of his confessions; enjoys baseball and often comes to local matches — Greg Kinnear.
- Taron Egerton got such an unusual name thanks to his parents — his father, a musician, was fond of foreign languages, and his mother supported her husband’s hobbies. As a result, the name Taron was chosen, which is a peculiar variation of the Welsh word “taran”, which translates as “thunder”.
- The project was directed by Jim McKay (“Evil“, “Better Call Saul”), Joe Chappelle (“Manifest“, “Godfather of Harlem“, “Chicago Fire”), and 2012 Oscar nominee Michaël R. Roskam (“Rundskop/Bullhead”, “Berlin Station”). McKay and Chappelle previously worked together on the TV show “The Wire”.
- Taron Egerton is a true Englishman, but on duty he spends a lot of time in the USA. The shooting of the 1st season of the TV show “Black Bird” was also carried out here — the main locations were chosen in New Orleans.
- In the process of creating a TV show, the creators had to resort to the services of several studios at once, performing work on creating a picture. They were the companies “EMJAG Productions”, “Eden Productions”, “Imperative Entertainment” and “Apple Studios”.
Black Bird Season 2: release date
|Number||Series title||Release date|
|2x01||Series 1||not announced|
|2x02||Series 2||not announced|
|2x03||Series 3||not announced|
|2x04||Series 4||not announced|
|2x05||Series 5||not announced|
|2x06||Series 6||not announced|