The criminal drama “Black Bird” for Apple TV+ is based on “In with the Devil: A Fallen Hero, a Serial Killer, and a Dangerous Bargain for Redemption” by James “Jimmy” Keene with Hillel Levin. Will Black Bird season 2 exist? Let’s find out!
It tells the true tale of Jimmy Keene, convicted of drug offenses. Jimmy is given a chance to be released from prison in exchange for getting Larry Hall, a suspected serial murderer, to confess to killing Tricia Reitler and provide the location of her said corpse.
The program was created by Dennis Lehane and debuted in July 2022. The crime thriller has garnered a ton of praise from critics and viewers, who lauded Paul Walter Hauser’s portrayal of Larry Hall, the captivating story, and the accurate portrayal of the true story. Fans of the show must be eagerly anticipating news about the second season after an excellent first episode.
Black Bird Season 1 Plot Story
Jimmy Keene strikes a deal with the FBI to attend a maximum-security facility for the criminally insane and become friends with a suspected serial killer named Larry Hall after receiving a sentence of 10 years without parole in a minimum security facility (Paul Walter Hauser). To put an end to Hall’s appeal and find the bodies of up to 18 women, Keene needs to persuade Hall to confess.
Black Bird Season 2 Potential Release Date
Here is what we know about the possibility of the second season. It appears that the second season of “Black Bird” was previously ruled out before the first season was shown because the miniseries version of the show was promoted on Apple TV+ (Pachinko Season 2). The main plot of the short-lived series is resolved by the end of the sixth episode, probably leaving little possibility for a second season.
The sixth and final episode of “Black Bird” brings Jimmy Keene’s daring undercover operation to a thrilling conclusion. After months of befriending Larry Hall, a suspected serial killer and rapist, Jimmy finally manages to extract a confession from him. Larry admits to killing Tricia Reitler, a college student who disappeared in 1993, and shows Jimmy where he buried her body.
This confession not only provides closure to Tricia’s family, but also seals Larry’s fate as he loses his appeal and faces life imprisonment for his crimes. According to the FBI, Larry is responsible for the deaths of at least 18 women across several states.
Jimmy’s mission was accomplished and he was rewarded with a full pardon and an early release from Springfield prison after serving only six months of his 10-year sentence. With such a conclusive and satisfying ending, there is little chance for a second season of the show, as it has already covered the entire story of Jimmy and Levin’s book, which is based on Jimmy’s real-life experience.
The show’s creator, Dennis Lehane, has not announced any plans for a sequel or a prequel, and there are no other sources or materials to draw from. Therefore, fans of the show will have to be content with the gripping six episodes of “Black Bird” that showcase Jimmy’s remarkable courage and cunning in infiltrating the mind of a monster.