Black Bird is a recent American crime drama that has received great reviews from critics. The show currently has a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 72 critic ratings. Critics especially praise the performance of the show’s lead actors, Taron Egerton, Paul Walter Hauser, and Ray Liotta. Hauser, in particular, shines out with his role as Larry Hall, a suspected killer, while Egerton plays James Keene, a man who tries to elicit a confession from Larry to be released earlier from prison.
One of the reasons why the show is liked by many is its length, as it lasted only for 6 episodes. For most, this length was enough to tell the story, but for some, it wasn’t enough. If you are one of those who couldn’t get enough of suspense watching this series and wonder when is Black Bird Season 2 coming out, you are in the right place. We have the answers for you.
Black Bird Season 2 Release Date
The series was, from the beginning, imagined as a limited series. That’s why the episode numbers are only 6 as well. The show was billed as a mini-series before it was released, and as you know, the chances of a mini-series getting renewed are really low. Because they usually tell a story from start to finish, and the ending doesn’t leave much space for the story to continue. The same goes for Black Bird, which most likely will not be renewed as the story finished in 6 episodes.
However, there is always a small chance of Apple Tv deciding to renew the show if there is enough demand. The same thing happened with Big Little Lies (2017-2019) on HBO, which was supposed to last only for 1 season, but another season was created even though the original material was used entirely in the 1st season. For Black Bird, too, the book that it is based on, which we will talk about below, was used to tell the story, and there isn’t any more material left for screenwriters to continue. The only option is to follow what Big Little Lies did and develop a story beyond the book.
Also, it’s been more than a week since the end of the series, and Apple Tv+ hasn’t said a word about a potential renewal. We don’t think the series will get renewed, but if it does, the Black Bird Season 2 release date wouldn’t be earlier than late 2023, considering all the time it takes for production, filming, and post-production. However, this date is really optimistic, as it assumes that the writers already have a script for a 2nd season. If they don’t, we will most likely have to wait until 2024.
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What is Black Bird Apple TV based on?
You may not know this, but the series’ lead character is a real person called James Keene, who wrote an autobiographical book about his real-life experience. The book is co-written with Hillel Levin and is called In With the Devil: A Fallen Hero, A Serial Killer, and A Dangerous Bargain for Redemption. In the book, Keene talks about his teenage crimes, which later led to him getting a 10-year sentence. After a year into his sentence, Keene is approached by a U.S. Attorney who wants him to become an undercover informant against Hall. In exchange, he would be released from prison early.
Scared at 1st, Keene starts his operation and becomes friends with Hall, trying to get a confession out of him about the alleged murders he committed. Without going into spoilers, we can say that the series follows the real-life story in the book.
Where does Black Bird take place?
The series was shot mainly in New Orleans, but its story takes place in different states within the U.S. For instance, Jimmy gets arrested in Illinois and is sentenced to prison in Michigan. After striking a deal with the U.S. attorney, he gets transferred to a Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Missouri.
Larry’s storyline is primarily set in Indiana and Illinois. He used to live in Wabash, Indiana, but the girl he had murdered, Jessica Roach, is shown riding a bike in Georgetown, Illınois. However, her dead body is found in Perrysville, Indiana.