A new murder-mystery thriller is the basis of the latest series on Apple TV+.
City on Fire is a new eight-episode drama inspired by the acclaimed novel of the same name by Garth Risk Hallberg, with all episodes written and executive produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage,. The stand out ensemble cast includes Wyatt Oleff, Chase Sui Wonders, Jemima Kirke, Nico Tortorella, Ashley Zukerman, Xavier Clyde, Max Milner, Alexandra Doke, Omid Abtahi, Kathleen Munroe and John Cameron Mitchell.
In City on Fire, an NYU student is shot in Central Park on the Fourth of July, 2003. Samantha 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.
Chase Sui Wonders stars as ‘Samantha,’ and Wyatt Oleff plays ‘Charlie,’ a friend of Samantha’s who is struggling to cope with the death of his father on 9/11 two years earlier. After she is shot, he stops at nothing to unravel the mystery of what happened.
City on Fire will make its global debut with the first three episodes on Friday, May 12, with new episodes every Friday through June 16.
Our Bonnie Laufer spoke with stars, Wyatt Oleff, Chase Sui Wonders, Jemima Kirke, Nico Tortorella, Ashley Zukerman, Xavier Clyde, to find out more about this thrilling and mysterious series.
All interviews can be watched in the playlist below.
- Rated: TV-MA
- Genre: Drama, Mystery, Young Adult
- Release Date: 5/12/2023
- Directed by: Haifaa Al-Mansour, Jesse Peretz, Liz Garbus
- Starring: Alexandra Doke, Ashley Zukerman, Chase Sui Wonders, Jemima Kirke, John Cameron Mitchell, Kathleen Munroe, Max Milner, Nico Tortorella, Omid Abtahi, Wyatt Oleff, Xavier Clyde
- Produced by: Apple TV +
- Written by: Garth Risk Hallberg, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage
- Studio: Apple Studios, Fake Empire