Developed by Dennis Lehane and based on James Keene’s autobiographical novel ‘In with the Devil: a Fallen Hero, a Serial Killer, and a Dangerous Bargain for Redemption,’ ‘Black Bird’ has been a topic of discussion regarding its future. As we approach the end of 2023, we are eager to know: Will there be a Season 2?
‘Black Bird’s Premise
The story of ‘Black Bird‘ revolves around Jimmy Keene, a former promising football star who turns to crime and is sentenced to 10 years in prison. In a twist of fate, he’s offered a deal by federal authorities: a fully commuted sentence in exchange for coaxing a confession from Larry Hall about the whereabouts of his victims.
‘Black Bird”s narrative has been a major draw for viewers, blending intense drama with a real criminal case.
Critics have praised the show, with a 98% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a score of 80 out of 100 on Metacritic. However, this acclaim does not necessarily translate to a renewal. The series’ faithful adherence to its source material and its conclusive ending pose challenges to extending the story beyond its initial scope.
Is ‘Black Bird’ Renewed For a Season 2?
As of the latest information, AppleTV+ has not provided a clear answer about the renewal of ‘Black Bird’ for a second season.
Despite its critical acclaim and positive audience reception, the series, originally listed as a miniseries, concluded its narrative in a manner that seemed complete. This has led to speculation that ‘Black Bird’ might remain a single-season story, especially considering its basis on real-life events and a specific autobiographical source.
The Show’s Cast
‘Black Bird’ has a remarkable cast. Taron Egerton leads as James ‘Jimmy’ Keene, alongside Paul Walter Hauser as the suspected serial killer Larry Hall. Other notable names include Sepideh Moafi, Greg Kinnear, and the late Ray Liotta in one of his final roles.
Recurring cast includes Robyn Malcolm, Jake McLaughlin, Robert Wisdom, Cullen Moss, Tony Amendola, Melanie Nicholls-King, Christopher B. Duncan, Joe Williamson, Laney Stiebing, Cecilia Leal, Cade Tropeano, Blue Clarke, Kwajalyn Brown.
How to Watch ‘Black Bird’?
For those looking to watch ‘Black Bird,’ the series is available exclusively on Apple TV+. You can watch it here.