AppleTV+ is on a roll with releasing content in all genres and with recent comebacks of previous seasons like For All Mankind, Trying, and more but the one we ought to talk about is “Black Bird”. The Psychological Drama Mini-Series has just completed its term with its 6 Episode run.
Based on a true story about a convicted narcotics dealer named Jimmy Keene who is sentenced to 10 years of jail. Based on his charismatic and easy-to-talk personality, he’s approached by the FBI in coaxing a confession out of a suspected serial killer in exchange for his freedom because the FBI does not have enough evidence on him.
Freedom becomes more important after Jimmy’s father has a stroke and is dealing with the aftermath. What follows after is how Jimmy gets sent into one of the most secured prisons in the US and has to befriend a suspected serial killer to coax a confession out of him.
Led by the talented actor and producer Taron Egerton who plays Jimmy Keene in the show has acted phenomenally and again proved why he’s a great actor. The 6 Episodes of the series are quite a slow burn but they are gripping nonetheless.
The Episodes start to grow exponentially in terms of intensity especially as we start to drill down into the mentality of Larry D. Hall and how he killed the girls. Particularly intense and breathtaking just because we’re witnessed even the process of how the girls were killed in one of the Episodes.
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The series is one addition to the psychological thrillers based on true stories which do make up for good watch material for people who are interested in that, surprisingly that number is very high. The increasing number of documentaries and shows about serial killers is definitely on the rise and AppleTV+ didn’t want to miss out on that. However, they’ve quite grabbed the opportunity and given us something worth watching.
Final Verdict: 3.5/5