Ray Liotta plays police officer in trailer showing the late actor in his final TV role


The trailer showing Ray Liotta in his final TV role has been released.

Black Bird captures Liotta, who passed last month at age 67, playing a police officer whose imprisoned son is tasked with drawing a confession from a suspected serial killer.

The sneak peek for the Apple TV+ show begins with Liotta on the phone with his son Jimmy Keene (Taron Egerton) in prison, telling him about all the dreams he had for his child who ultimately chose a different path in life.

Final project: The trailer for Black Bird, Ray Liotta’s final TV project, has been released 

‘I never wanted this for you,’ Liotta, in character as Big Jim Keene, tells his son during a phone call in prison.

‘I wanted a totally different life. A steady paycheck. Kids. A family.’

Throughout his admission, Jimmy is seen in his former life as a smartly-dressed young man with an arsenal of weapons and cash.

But as he walks shirtless inside his elaborate home, he is arrested.

'I never wanted this for you': The sneak peek for the Apple TV+ show begins with Liotta on the phone with his son Jimmy Keene (Taron Egerton) in prison, telling him about all the dreams he had for his child who ultimately chose a different path in life

‘I never wanted this for you’: The sneak peek for the Apple TV+ show begins with Liotta on the phone with his son Jimmy Keene (Taron Egerton) in prison, telling him about all the dreams he had for his child who ultimately chose a different path in life

Dreams: 'I wanted a totally different life. A steady paycheck. Kids. A family,' Jimmy tells his son in prison

Dreams: ‘I wanted a totally different life. A steady paycheck. Kids. A family,’ Jimmy tells his son in prison 

‘Dad, tell me there’s a way out of this,’ Taron asks.

‘Not a quick one,’ Big Jim replies.

Jimmy is then seen offered a chance for freedom.

Jimmy is asked to transfer to a maximum security prison specializing in the criminally insane in order to elicit a confession from a man suspected of killing 14 women.

Former life: Throughout his admission, Jimmy is seen in his former life as a smartly-dressed young man with an arsenal of weapons and cash

Former life: Throughout his admission, Jimmy is seen in his former life as a smartly-dressed young man with an arsenal of weapons and cash

Apprehended: As he walks shirtless through his elaborate home, he is arrested

Apprehended: As he walks shirtless through his elaborate home, he is arrested 

‘We would like to transfer you to another prison and befriend someone to elicit a confession,’ he is told.

‘We suspected this man killed 14 women but we only have one of the bodies,’ another chimes in.

‘You want me to check into hell and befriend a demon? Not for all the money in the world,’ Taron says.

The man, Larry Hall (Paul Walter Hauser), admits to having dreams of killing women - but leaves it at that

The man, Larry Hall (Paul Walter Hauser), admits to having dreams of killing women – but leaves it at that

Suspected: Hall is thought to have potentially killed 14 women

Suspected: Hall is thought to have potentially killed 14 women

A chance at freedom: 'We would like to transfer you to another prison and befriend someone to elicit a confession,' he is told

A chance at freedom: ‘We would like to transfer you to another prison and befriend someone to elicit a confession,’ he is told

‘How about freedom?’ he is told.

The man, Larry Hall (Paul Walter Hauser), admits to having dreams of killing women – but leaves it at that.

Jimmy is then informed Hall’s conviction is on appeal.

‘He could win and walk. You have the chance to stop him,’ Jimmy is told. ‘Don’t approach him too early or he’ll know we sent you for him,’ she advises him.

'You want me to check into hell and befriend a demon?' Initially, Jimmy is not interested in taking the challenge - until it turns out he could be freed

‘You want me to check into hell and befriend a demon?’ Initially, Jimmy is not interested in taking the challenge – until it turns out he could be freed 

'Why are you looking at me like that': Larry already seems to suspect something when he encounters Jimmy in prison

‘Why are you looking at me like that’: Larry already seems to suspect something when he encounters Jimmy in prison

Larry already seems to suspect something when he encounters Jimmy in prison.

‘Why are you looking at me like that, like you know me?’ he asks.

‘Accelerate your time table. If he walks, he’ll kill. Again and again,’ Jimmy is told.

‘If you think you could be in danger,’ Larry tells Jimmy through prison bars. ‘You are in danger.’

Observation: Jimmy watches Hall eating from across the dining hall

Observation: Jimmy watches Hall eating from across the dining hall  

Coming soon: Black Bird, set for release on Apple TV+ on July 8, marks Liotta's final TV role

Coming soon: Black Bird, set for release on Apple TV+ on July 8, marks Liotta’s final TV role

Black Bird, set for release on Apple TV+ on July 8, marks Liotta’s final TV role.

Liotta was filming the thriller Dangerous Waters with Eric Dane in the Dominican Republic last month when he passed away in his sleep.

Liotta was with his fiancee Jacy Nittolo when he passed away in the Dominican Republic, with sources claiming no foul play is suspected in his death.

Nittolo released a statement on Instagram last month, along with a number of snaps of her with Liotta during their time together. 

‘My life these past couple of years have been nothing but truly magical. Ray and I share a deep love that I will cherish in my heart forever,’ Jacy began.

‘We laughed daily and we were inseparable. The chemistry was wild in the best way. He was everything in the world to me and we couldn’t get enough of each other,’ she continued.

‘The kind of real love that one dreams of. He was the most beautiful person inside and out that I’ve ever known…and even that is an understatement,’ she concluded.

Heartbreaking: Nittolo released a statement on Instagram last month, along with a number of snaps of her with Liotta during their time together

Heartbreaking: Nittolo released a statement on Instagram last month, along with a number of snaps of her with Liotta during their time together

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