With Taron Egerton and Paul Walter Hauser aboard to host, Variety has heard, Apple is approaching an order for the limited series “In with the Devil.”
The six-episode series is based on a 2010 book by James Keene and Hillel Levin, “In With The Devil: A Fallen Hero, A Serial Killer, and A Dangerous Bargain for Redemption.”
The novel relates the story of Keene’s true life where, in exchange for coaxing a confession out of a fellow convict, a convicted serial murderer, he was sentenced to jail but offered his freedom.
The series is characterized as being told through the prism of an intense relationship between two inmates, investigating the depths people would go to to achieve salvation, if true absolution is ever possible, and at what cost, if so. Egerton will star in the role of Keene.
The adaptation will be written and executive produced by Dennis Lehane. Bradley Thomas, Dan Friedkin, and Ryan Friedkin of Imperative Entertainment will also be executive producing along with Egerton, Richard Plepler through EDEN Productions, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert, Kary Antholis, and Keene. The series will be directed and executive produced by Michaël R. Roskam. Created by Apple Studios.
Having won a Golden Globe last year for his supporting role in the Elton John biopic “Rocketman,” Egerton is well known for his feature roles. He is also known for starring in Eggsy’s leading role in the first two “Kingsman” films as well as in the 2018 “Robin Hood” film.
He also lent his voice on the TV side to the 2019 Netflix series “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” and the 2018 streamer miniseries version of “Watership Down.” He is currently shooting the Apple Original movie “Tetris,” directed by Jon S. Baird and produced by Matthew Vaughn.
He is repped by Range Media Partners, United Agents, and Sloane Offer.
Hauser is known for his critically-acclaimed turns in films like “Richard Jewell,” “I, Tonya,” and “BlacKkKlansman.” He will be seen next in the Disney film “Cruella” in the role of Horace. He has also appeared on hit shows such as “Cobra Kai,” “Kingdom,” “Reno 911,” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”
He is repped by CAA, Artists First, and Schreck Rose.