John Leguizamo has recently joined the cast of the upcoming Apple TV+ drama series “Firebug,” alongside previously announced cast members Taron Egerton and Jurnee Smollett. The series, which was greenlit in December 2022, is loosely based on true events and draws inspiration from events documented in the “Firebug” podcast by The show will follow a troubled detective and an enigmatic arson investigator, played by Egerton, as they track down two serial arsonists.

In the series, John Leguizamo will portray Esposito, a former policeman with a lot of bad habits and good instincts. Leguizamo is a highly versatile performer with a career spanning four decades, known for his roles in films like “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar,” “Romeo + Juliet,” “Moulin Rouge,” and the “Ice Age” franchise. His TV credits include “When They See Us,” “The Power,” “Waco,” and “Leguizamo Does America.” He has received Emmy nominations for his performances in “When They See Us” and “Waco,” as well as multiple Tony Award nominations for his one-man Broadway shows.

Kari Skogland has signed on as the director and executive producer of “Firebug.” Skogland won a BAFTA Award for her work on Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” and received an Emmy nomination for directing in 2018. Her recent directing credits include “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier,” “The Loudest Voice,” “The Walking Dead,” and “The Americans.” She also serves as the CEO of the independent production company Mad Rabbit. Skogland is represented by WME, Anonymous Content, and Hansen Jacobson.

Dennis Lehane serves as the writer and executive producer of “Firebug,” with Taron Egerton also serving as an executive producer alongside his starring role. Richard Plepler, Skogland, Bradley Thomas, and Dan Friedkin also serve as executive producers on the series. Kary Antholis, host of the “Firebug” podcast, executive produces for Crime Story Media LLC, with Marc Smerling executive producing for Tru Podcasting Corp. The show promises to deliver a thrilling and captivating narrative inspired by real events and investigative work.

The addition of John Leguizamo and Kari Skogland to the cast and crew of “Firebug” adds further depth and talent to the upcoming Apple TV+ drama series. With Leguizamo’s vast experience and Skogland’s impressive track record in directing acclaimed series, the show is poised to be a must-watch for audiences. As more details about the series emerge, fans can anticipate a gripping storyline that blends true events with fictionalized elements to create an engaging and immersive viewing experience.

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