Apple TV+ Re-Teams With Taron Egerton for Firebug Drama Series

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After the success of Black Bird, Apple TV+ is staying in business with the team behind the hit show.

Apple TV+ today announced that creator Dennis Lehane, star and executive producer Taron Egerton, and executive producers Richard Plepler, Kary Antholis, Bradley Thomas, and Dan Friedkin will re-team for Firebug, a new Apple Original drama series hailing from Apple Studios.

Written by Lehane and inspired by true events, "Firebug will follow a troubled detective and an enigmatic arson investigator (played by Egerton) as they pursue the trails of two serial arsonists," the logline reports.

Taron Egerton attends the 2022 LACMA ART+FILM GALA Presented By Gucc

Firebug will be produced by Apple Studios and is developed, written and executive produced by Lehane.

In addition to starring, Egerton will serve as executive producer alongside Richard Plepler through EDEN Productions. Bradley Thomas and Dan Friedkin will produce through Imperative Entertainment.

Taron Egerton as Jimmy Keene

The series is inspired by some of the events presented in truth media's acclaimed "Firebug" podcast, which was hosted by the Oscar and Emmy-winning Antholis, who executive produces for Crime Story Media, LLC; Emmy Award-winner Marc Smerling serves as executive producer for Truth Podcasting Corp.

The new series marks the latest collaboration for Egerton, Lehane, Plepler, Antholis, and Thomas following Black Bird, which is now streaming globally on Apple TV+. 

The series launched earlier this year to much success, drawing strong reviews and generating a lot of word-of-mouth.

Taron Egerton attends the Apple TV+ Primetime Emmy Party

Egerton will also soon be seen starring in the upcoming Apple Original Film Tetris: The Movie.

Firebug marks the fourth project hailing from Apple Studios and produced by Imperative Entertainment, joining Black Bird, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio's highly anticipated film Killers of the Flower Moon, and the recently announced Apple Original Film development The Wager, an adaptation of David Grann's highly anticipated new book being developed by Sikelia Productions.

What are your thoughts on the new series order?

Taron Egerton attends the 74th Primetime Emmys at Microsoft Theater

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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