“Firebug” will follow a troubled detective and an enigmatic arson investigator (Egerton) as they pursue the trails of two serial arsonists. Though fictionalized, the series is inspired by some of the true events presented in Truth Media’s “Firebug” podcast, which was hosted by Kary Antholis.
The project hails from Apple Studios and is developed, written and executive produced by Lehane. Other executive producers include Egerton and Richard Plepler through Eden Productions, which is under a multi-year deal at Apple TV+; Bradley Thomas and Dan Friedkin through Imperative Entertainment; Antholis for Crime Story Media; and Marc Smerling for Truth Podcasting Corp.
This marks another collaboration between Egerton, Lehane, Plepler, Antholis and Thomas at Apple TV+, who last worked together on “Black Bird,” the limited series that debuted on the streamer in July.
Egerton had his breakout roles in the “Kingsman” movies in 2014 and 2017, in which he played spy Eggsy. Along with “Black Bird,” his prominent credits include starring in “Billionaire Boys Club” as Dean Karny and 2018’s “Robin Hood” as the title role. In 2020, he won the Golden Globe Award for lead actor in a motion picture comedy or musical for playing Elton John in the 2019 biopic “Rocketman.” Up next, he leads Apple TV+’s 2023 film “Tetris” as game publisher Henk Rogers and Netflix’s upcoming action thriller film “Carry-On.”
Egerton is repped by Range Media Partners, United Agents and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern, LLP. Lehane is repped by CAA, Echo Lake Entertainment, and Hansen Jacobson.