Apple TV+ Orders Drama Series ‘Firebug’

Apple TV+ has ordered “Firebug,” a new Apple Original drama series hailing from Apple Studios.

The series hails from the creative team behind Apple TV+’s limited series “Black Bird,” from creator Dennis Lehane, star and executive producer Taron Egerton, and executive producers Richard Plepler, Kary Antholis, Bradley Thomas and Dan Friedkin.

Written by Lehane and inspired by true events, “Firebug” will follow a troubled detective and an enigmatic arson investigator (played by Egerton) as they pursue the trails of two serial arsonists.

“Firebug” will be produced by Apple Studios and is developed, written and executive produced by Lehane. In addition to starring, Egerton will serve as executive producer alongside Richard Plepler through EDEN Productions and Bradley Thomas and Dan Friedkin through Imperative Entertainment.

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The fictional series is inspired by some of the events presented in’s “Firebug” podcast, which was hosted by the Oscar and Emmy-winning Antholis, who executive produces for Crime Story Media; Emmy Award winner Marc Smerling serves as executive producer for Truth Podcasting Corp.

The new series marks the latest collaboration for Egerton, Lehane, Plepler, Antholis and Thomas following “Black Bird,” which is now streaming globally on Apple TV+. Egerton will also star in the upcoming Apple Original film Tetris: The Movie.

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