Wednesday, January 18, 2023

AppleTV+ Announces Premiere Date for New Drama 'City on Fire' Starring Wyatt Oleff and Chase Sui Wonders

During the streamer's presentation at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour today, AppleTV+ announced the premiere date for its upcoming original drama series City on Fire starring Wyatt Oleff and Chase Sui Wonders.

The 8-episode first season will launch on Friday, May 12 with its first three episodes. New episodes will then be released weekly every Friday, until the season finale on June 16.

An NYU student is shot in Central Park on the Fourth of July, 2003. Samantha (Wonders) is alone; there are no witnesses and very little physical evidence. Her friends' band is playing at 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.

Oleff plays Charlie, a friend of Samantha's who is struggling to cope with the death of his father on 9/11 two years earlier. After she is shot, he stops at nothing to unravel the mystery of what happened.

In addition to Oleff and Wonders, the drama stars Jemima Kirke, Nico Tortorella, Ashley Zukerman, Xavier Clyde, Max Milner, Alexandra Doke, Omid Abtahi, Kathleen Munroe and John Cameron Mitchell.

Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage developed the drama inspired by the novel by Garth Risk Hallberg. They executive produce with director Jesse Peretz. Lis Rowinski serves as co-executive producer. Apple Studios and Fake Empire produce.