Emmy and Tony winner John Leguizamo has been tapped to star alongside Taron Egerton in Apple‘s upcoming drama series “Firebug,” from Apple Studios and creator Dennis Lehane, reports Deadline

The article adds that Emmy-nominated and BAFTA-winning director Kari Skogland (“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” “The Handmaid’s Tale”) will direct and serve as executive producer.

About ‘Firebug’

The series is loosely inspired by events surrounding notorious California arsonist John Leonard Orr. Egerton plays an enigmatic arson investigator in the project developed, written and executive produced by Lehane. Leguizamo plays play Esposito, “a former policeman with a lot of bad habits and a lot of good instincts.”

The fictional series is inspired by some of the events presented in truth.media’s acclaimed “Firebug” podcast, which was hosted by the Oscar and Emmy-winning Antholis, who executive produces for Crime Story Media, LLC; Emmy Award winner Marc Smerling serves as executive producer for Truth Podcasting Corp.

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