Black Bird 2022: Who is in the cast? | The Sun

APPLE TV's Black Bird will tell how one inmate got a second chance at life.

He has to get a suspected killer to confess to his alleged crimes, or he will be sent back to a minimum-security prison with no possibility of parole.

Black Bird 2022: Who is in the cast?

The cast of Black Bird includes:

Taron Egerton

Taron Egerton plays the role of Jimmy Keene, the inmate who must get a confession from another inmate to be released from jail.

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Paul Walter Hauser

Paul Walter Hauser plays the role of Larry Hall, the inmate Jimmy needs to get a confession out of.

He is known for his roles in Cruella, I, Tonya, Late Night, BlacKkKlansman, and Da 5 Bloods.

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Greg Kinnear plays the role of Brian Miller.

He is known for his roles in As Good as It Gets, Little Miss Sunshine, You've Got Mail, and Shining Vale.

Ray Liotta

Ray Liotta portrays the role of Big Jim Keene, a decorated police officer and the father of Jimmy.

He was known for his roles in Goodfellas and Field of Dreams.

Liotta passed away on May 26, 2022, at the age of 67.

Sepideh Moafi

Sepideh Moafi portrays the role of Lauren McCauley.

She is known for her roles in The L Word, The Killing of Two Lovers, and The Deuce.

Robert Diago DoQui

Robert Diago DoQui portrays the role of Sheriff Hartshorne.

He is known for his roles in Soul City, Queen Sugar, Hatchett III, and NCIS: New Orleans.

Is Black Bird based on a true story?

While the premise of Black Bird might seem fictional, the story is based on actual events.

"Inspired by actual events, when high school football hero and decorated policeman's son Jimmy Keene 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 or stay where he is and serve his full sentence with no possibility of parole," the show's description reads, via PEOPLE.

"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?"

The series is based on the book, In With The Devil: A Fallen Hero, A Serial Killer, and A Dangerous Bargain for Redemption, which James Keene and Hillel Levin wrote.

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Black Bird is scheduled to premiere on Apple TV+ on July 8, 2022.

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