black bird (its original title) is the previously unreleased serial production of AppleTV+ that will arrive next July 8starring British actor and singer Taron Egerton (King’s Man: the origin; Robin Hood; Rocketman)accompanied by a great cast where not only the protagonist stands out, but Ray Liottain one of his last performances before his death.
locked up with the devil is a psychological thriller that revolves around a crime that leads to a prison drama, based on a real life case, taken from the book “In with the Devil” by james keenefrom 2011. This adaptation is directed by Joe Chappelle, Michael R. Roskam Y Jim McKay; with script of Dennis Lehane.
Locked Up With the Devil begins when a star football player, the son of a decorated cop, and a convicted drug dealer named Jimmy Keene (Taron Egerton), receives a sentence of 10 years in a minimum security prison. There he is presented with a particular opportunity consisting of two options: enter a maximum security prison specialized in the criminally insane and befriend the suspected serial killer known as Larry Hall (Paul Walter Hauser), or stay where you are and serve your full sentence with no chance of release.
Therefore, Jimmy realizes that his only way out is to get the testimony of the murderer suspected of killing 14 women and find out where the bodies of several girls are buried, before Larry’s appeal is upheld. However, the problem manifests itself when the investigators doubt whether the murderer is telling the truth or if it is just another lie. This dramatic narrative has a particular touch, as it alters the criminal genre by having the perspective of the people who are imprisoned to solve its mysteries.
The companies in charge of Locked up with the devil American series that promises to be one of the most acclaimed of the second part of the year, are Emjag Productions, ImperativeEntertainment, Eden Productions; and distributed exclusively by AppleTV+.
The trailer initially shows a man looking for the necessary options to get out of prison., however, when they make him the offer mentioned above, he literally asks: “Do you want me to go to hell and make friends with the devil?”. To which he replied: “Not for all the fucking money in the world.” However, when they offer him his freedom in exchange, he takes it without a second thought. There he begins the dangerous challenge.
locked up with the devil debuts in AppleTV+ on Friday, July 8 with six episodes.