Apple TV+ orders drama series “City on Fire” by Garth Risk Hallberg

Jul 1, 2021, 9:38 PM UTC
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Apple TV+ orders drama series “City on Fire” by Garth Risk Hallberg
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Apple TV+ announced a new order for “City on Fire” a new drama series inspired by the acclaimed novel “City on Fire” the same name as the series by Garth Risk Hallberg. “City on Fire” produced by Apple Studios and written and executive produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.

“City on Fire” marks the first series order to hail from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s first-look deal with Apple under their Fake Empire Productions banner. Schwartz and Savage will write all eight episodes and will serve as showrunners and executive producers under Fake Empire. Fake Empire’s Lis Rowinski will serve as co-executive producer.

In “City on Fire,” an NYU student is shot in Central Park on the Fourth of July, 2003. Samantha Cicciaro is alone; there are no witnesses and very little physical evidence. Her friends’ band is playing her favorite downtown club but she leaves to meet someone, promising to return. She never does. As the crime against Samantha is investigated, she’s revealed to be the crucial connection between a series of mysterious citywide fires, the downtown music scene, and a wealthy uptown real estate family fraying under the strain of the many secrets they keep.

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