Monday, January 25, 2021

AppleTV+ Orders 6 Episodes of Limited Series 'In With the Devil' Starring Taron Egerton and Paul Walter Hauser

AppleTV+ has today given a series order to the original limited series In With the Devil based on the memoir by James Keene. Production on the 6-episode season - with Taron Egerton (Rocketman) and Paul Walter Hauser (Richard Jewell) in the lead roles - will begin later this year in New Orleans.

James Keene (Egerton) was a young Chicago kid and a standout football player headed for a pro career when a few turns in the wrong direction caught him a decade-long prison sentence with no chance of parole. The son of a Chicago son is offered by the prosecutor who put him behind bars the chance to be sprung from prison and a chance to redeem himself. The same prosecutor has convicted Larry Hall (Hauser) for abducting and killing a 15-year-old, just one of perhaps 19 other women he killed. The killer could be released on appeal. Keene's task is to ingratiate himself with the murderer in prison, and get him to confess to two murders.

Dennis Lehane is writing the adaptation, with Michael R. Roskam set to direct. They will executive producer with Keene, Egerton, Bradley Thomas, Dan Friedkin, Richard Plepler, Ryan Friedkin, Scott Lambert, Alexandra Milchan and Kary Antholis. Apple Studios, Imperative Entertainment, Eden Productions and Emjag Productions will produce.