The Scottish post-rock band Mogwai is composing the original music for the upcoming Apple TV+ limited series Black Bird. The show is developed by Dennis Lehane (Shutter Island, The Outsider) based on the true crime memoir In with the Devil: A Fallen Hero, a Serial Killer, and a Dangerous Bargain for Redemption by James Keene & Hillel Levin and stars Taron Egerton, Paul Walter Hauser, Sepideh Moafi, Greg Kinnear and Ray Liotta. The 6-part thriller follows a high school football hero who is sentenced to 10 years in a minimum security prison and given the choice of a lifetime — enter a maximum-security prison for the criminally insane and befriend a suspected serial killer or stay where he is and serve his full sentence with no possibility of parole. Michaël R. Roskam (Bullhead, The Drop) has directed the first three episodes and is also executive producing the project with Lehane, Egerton, Keene, as well as EDEN Productions’ Richard Plepler, Imperative Entertainment’s Bradley Thomas & Dan Friedkin (The Last Vermeer, The Mule) & Ryan Friedkin (Hot Summer Nights), EMJAG Productions’ Alexandra Milchan & Scott Lambert (The Terror, Paranoia) and Kary Antholis (We Own This City). Mogwai’s previous scoring projects include Amazon’s ZeroZeroZero, Canal+’s The Returned and Jonathan & Josh Baker’s feature Kin. Black Bird will premiere on July 8, 2022 on Apple TV+. (Below the Line)

As previously reported, the band also has been working on the music for an untitled docuseries about Nissan and Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn for Apple TV+.