Wednesday, June 30, 2021

AppleTV+ Orders 8 Episodes of Drama 'City on Fire' Created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage

AppleTV+ has today given a series order to the original drama series City on Fire inspired by the novel by Garth Risk Hallberg. The series order marks the first pickup from Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage after their signed a first look deal with the streamer.

An NYU student is shot in Central Park on the 4th of July, 2003. Samantha Cicciaro is alone; there are no witnesses and very little physical evidence. Her friends' band is playing her favorite downtown club but she leaves to meet someone, promising to return. She never does. As the crime against Samantha is investigated, she's revealed to be the crucial connection between a series of mysterious citywide fires, the downtown music scene, and a wealthy uptown real estate family fraying under the strain of the many secrets they keep.

Schwartz and Savage will write and executive produce all eight episodes of the season. Lis Rowinski will serve as a co-executive producer. Apple Studios and Fake Empire Productions produce.