APPLE TV+ viewers are all saying the same thing about Blackbird, which premiered today. Taron Egerton’s new crime thriller just dropped on Apple
APPLE TV+ viewers are all saying the same thing about Blackbird, which premiered today.
Taron Egerton’s new crime thriller just dropped on Apple TV+ and after two episodes, viewers are all saying the same thing — they’re “hooked.”
Viewers are hooked on Taron Egerton’s new crime thriller[/caption]
The late Ray Liotta stars in Apple TV+ crime thriller Black Bird[/caption]
Blackbird stars Taron Egerton who rose to fame playing Eggsy in the Kingsman franchise. He then nabbed even more high-profile roles in films like Robin Hood and Rocketman.
The 32-year-old Welsh actor stars opposite the late Ray Liotta, Paul Walter Hauser, Sepideh Moafi and Greg Kinnear in the drama.
Black Bird is a limited series and was inspired by true events. It follows Taron Egerton’s character Jimmy Keene, a former football star and police officer’s son, who is arrested and sentenced to ten years in a maximum security prison.
Jimmy is offered a choice; he can serve his sentence with no chance of parole, or he can go undercover and befriend suspected serial killer Larry Hall and elicit a confession from him before he’s released on an appeal.
The premise alone is enough to draw viewers in, but the cast has delivered a thrilling crime drama which has got them “hooked.”
“Watching the #BlackBird premier on @AppleTV so good so far! Larry’s voice is soo creepy. I’m only on the first episode. One more til I have to wait til next Friday. But I can say as of now, I’m hooked,” one viewer said.
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Another praised the series, saying, “Blackbird…the BEST true crime drama I have seen in a LONG time.”
“I’m all in on #BlackBird so far it’s bloody brilliant,” a third fan added.
“A big Shoutout to @TaronEgerton starring in #BlackBird with the late great #RayLiotta now streaming on @AppleTV I’m proud of my British brethren.. KILLING IT!!!” another viewer said.
The series follows the usual Apple TV+ release format, meaning two episodes are available on the release date and the remaining episodes (four, in this case) air weekly.
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However, some fans are champing at the bit to see more of Blackbird.
“Finished episode 2 I’m so excited for this series,” one viewer exclaimed.
“#BlackBird got me hooked, what am I supposed to do for 7 days?” another asked.
Black Bird is seriously award-worthy, another viewer commented: “There are now two legit contenders for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series for next year’s Emmys: #BlackBird and #IrmaVep.”
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Critics’ opinions follow suit too, with outlets like Cinema Chords hailing the show as “literally one of the best miniseries we’ve seen in a long time.”
The first two episodes of Black Bird are available to stream now on Apple TV+. The next episode premieres Friday July 15.
Paul Walter Hauser plays serial killer Lenny Hall[/caption]
Black Bird cast celebrate the series premier with writer Dennis Lehane[/caption]