Dennis Lehane Talks Exploring the Many Gray Areas of Apple TV+’s ‘Black Bird’

Dennis Lehane Talks Exploring the Many Gray Areas of Apple TV+’s ‘Black Bird’
Here’s your choice: Serve a 10-year jail sentence, or go free after transferring to a maximum-security prison and getting a potential serial killer to confess. That seed feeds the drama of Black Bird, Dennis Lehane’s latest screen adaptation. “The thing I locked in on was the sense of being dropped into a type of hell and having to navigate without a map,” says Lehane of when charismatic drug dealer Jimmy Keene befriends quietly menacing Larry Hall (Paul Walter Hauser). Keene faces his own demons, and the regrets of a fall from the high life offered by his dad. As the story unfolds, many gray areas emerge. Says Lehane, “I don’t think too many people are just straight-out evil.” Black Bird, Series Premiere, Friday, July 8, Apple TV+
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