Based on a true story this Apple TV+ series Black Bird follows a high school football star and highly decorated policeman’s son Jimmy Keene as he is given a 10-year stint in a minimum security prison. His life takes another dramatic turn when he is given a choice to enter a maximum security prison for the criminally insane in order to befriend serial killer Larry Hall to get him to confess to his crimes. The brilliant drama thriller series stars Taron Egerton and Paul Walter Hauser. So, if you liked the brilliant series here are some more shows you could watch next.
Synopsis: DES is a drama based around the arrest and trial of serial killer Dennis Nilsen, portrayed by David Tennant.Nilsen preyed on young men in London until 9th February 1983, when Detective Chief Inspector Peter Jay was called to investigate. Daniel Mays plays Jay, with BAFTA Award winner Jason Watkins as writer Brian Masters, whose book ’Killing for Company’ was constructed around interviews with Nilsen after his arrest. Des is written by Luke Neal (episodes 1 & 2) and Kelly Jones (episode 3), directed by Lewis Arnold and produced by David Meanti. Willow Grylls, Kim Varvell, Charlie Pattinson, Elaine Pyke, Luke Neal, Lewis Arnold and David Tennant are Executive Producers. The cast also includes Ron Cook, Faye McKeever, Chanel Cresswell, Barry Ward, Tony Way, Bronagh Waugh, Laurie Kynaston, Ross Anderson, Ben Bailey Smith, Jay Simpson, Silas Carson, Stuart McQuarrie, Jamie Parker, Lex Shrapnel, Gerard Horan, Joel Morris, Jonathan Coy, Amy Booth-Steel, Ken Bones, Andrew Woodall and Amaka Okafor.
The Smoke (Prime Video)
Synopsis: An experienced fire fighter is badly injured and spends almost a year recovering at home. Now he returns to work, but is he as emotionally and physically sound as he thinks he is?
Synopsis: In the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters. Mindhunter features Jonathan Groff (Looking), Holt McCallanay (Sully), Anna Torv (Fringe) and Hannah Gross (Unless). The series is directed by David Fincher (Gone Girl, The Social Network, Zodiac), Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna), Tobias Lindholm (A War, A Hijacking) and Andrew Douglas (The Amityville Horror, U Want Me 2 Kill Him?). Fincher, Joshua Donen (Gone Girl, The Quick and the Dead) Charlize Theron (Girlboss, Hatfields & McCoys) and Cean Chaffin (Gone Girl, Fight Club) are Executive Producers.
Oz (HBO Max)
Synopsis: Welcome to Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison or OZ. Em City is about prisoner rehabilitation over public retribution. No matter how hardened a criminal or killer, whether you’re in for a few years or for life, you have a role to play. Once inside, choose your friends carefully. Stay on everybody’s good side…if you can find one.
Prodigal Son (HBO Max)
Synopsis: Prodigal Son is a fresh take on a crime franchise with a provocative and outrageous lead character and a darkly comedic tone, from Emmy Award-nominated executive producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter (“Riverdale,” “The Flash”) and writers Chris Fedak (“Deception,” “Chuck”) and Sam Sklaver (“Deception,” “Bored to Death”). The series stars Tom Payne (“The Walking Dead”) as the son of a convicted serial killer (Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Michael Sheen, “Masters of Sex,” “Frost/Nixon”), who has made hunting murderers his life’s work.
Rectify (Prime Video Premium Subscription)
Synopsis: When Daniel Holden is released after nearly 20 years of complete isolation on Death Row, he returns as an outsider to his family, to his community and to the times. Having spent his entire adult life waiting to die, the walls suddenly come crumbling down setting Daniel free in a world he no longer understands. Daniel’s unexpected release throws his families’ small town into disarray, which ripples out to all the people connected to his case – the prosecutor who rode the notoriety to become a State Senator, the Sheriff who pushed the boundaries of the investigation, and the entire town of Paulie that blamed him for killing one of their own. Like a deadly spark, Daniel’s release reignites the mystery, the power plays, and the questionable justice that condemned him.
Sneaky Pete (Prime Video)
Synopsis: Sneaky Pete revolves around a con man named Marius Josipovic (Giovanni Ribisi) who assumes the identity of his ex-cellmate, Pete, and uses Pete’s estranged family to try and escape from the past. Who is Marius Josipovic? Marius himself would like to know. He is feeling a ‘pull’ toward the Bernhardt family. But he isn’t part of the family. He’s a charlatan. A fraud. And Marius is conflicted. He is a highly skilled con-man. But the chance to become more like a normal human being is enticing…it also scares him to death. In season three, all the members of the Sneaky Pete family explore their identities; their purpose; where they belong; where they’re going. It’s a dangerous journey. They could lose themselves, or worse – lose their lives.
Beyond Evil (Netflix)
Synopsis: In most popular police-centered stories, the protagonists are detectives investigating violent crimes. However, most officers work at local substations, dealing with menial work every day. A series of murders take place before an officer, threatening a town that had been peaceful for 20 years. This series follows a man who realizes that to catch monsters, he must become a monster himself.
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