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The Only Surprise About Plepler’s New Hit Show

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Julia Alexander
August 2, 2022

The Apple TV+ miniseries Black Bird is, at first glance, precisely the type of prestige streaming show that should have broken out from the get-go. The Mindhunter-like crime drama hails from acclaimed author Dennis Lehane and stars a hulked-out Taron Egerton, Paul Walter Hauser, and Ray Liotta in his last project before he tragically died earlier this year. Perhaps most notably, the series is executive produced by Richard Plepler, the legendary former HBO chief who launched Game of Thrones, among so many other genre-defining hits. That’s not a bad checklist.