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Taron Egerton said that I was completely convinced and captured by Black Bird.

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Black Bird star Taron Egerton said he found the true story “incredible” behind the series “absolutely compelling and compelling”.

The actor has transitioned from the lead Elton John in Rocketman to the prisoner Jimmy Keene for the new psychological thriller on Apple + TV that airs on July 8.

The six-episode series follows the character of Egerton, who is serving a 10-year sentence in a minimum-security prison, entering a maximum-security prison for insane criminals with the task of befriending a criminal. suspected serial killer in exchange for freedom.

Speaking of what drew him to the role, Egerton told PA news agency: “I felt that it was a script that was completely devoid of affection or glorification.

“It is undeniably an examination of one of the ugliest sides of human nature, especially masculinity.

“I think there’s something really unrepentant about the fact that it’s looking at how bad men can be and also as the show opens, looking at why that’s the case. in us.

“On this page, reading from the moment you start reading, you just want to know what’s going to happen, that’s an interesting premise.

“When you add in the fact that it actually happened, it’s not something I can pass on, it’s a great opportunity.”

The highly anticipated series, written by Dennis Lehane, is based on a true story and will feature the late Goodfellas star Ray Liotta in his final television appearance, playing the father. on Egerton’s screen.

Egerton added: “I think it’s important to distinguish between the real character and the character I play.

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“I suspect that Dennis did something about licensing who the characters on the page are, but the real Jimmy Keene is on our show, he’s a guest and he’s a producer.

“I definitely got the impression that while he strayed from the path and engaged in some crafty dealings, I didn’t know that he was purely a narcissistic, misguided man.”

The 32-year-old actor added that he couldn’t believe that an inmate would have the opportunity to have his criminal record cleared in real life.

“It’s not going to happen in the UK, is it? It’s kind of a wild thing. It’s just an amazing true story and I find the whole thing absolutely fascinating and compelling,” he said.

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