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Jemima Kirke †Sex education† Nico Tortorella †younger† Ashley Zukerman †The Lost Symbol† Xavier Clyde †Difficult† Max Milner †The earth† Alexandra Doke †Grey’s Anatomy† Omid Abtahi †The Mandalorian† Kathleen Munroe †FBI) and John Cameron Mitchell †joe vs. Carol) complete the cast for Apple TV+’s upcoming drama series City on fire. They join the previously announced Chase Sui Wonders and Wyatt Oleff, who star in the series inspired by the novel of the same name by Garth Risk Hallberg, by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. Production is underway in New York City.
In city on fire, an NYU student is shot and killed in Central Park on July 4, 2003. Samantha is alone; there are no witnesses and very little physical evidence. Her friends’ band plays at her favorite downtown club, but she leaves to meet someone and promises to return. She never does. While the crime against Samantha is investigated, it is revealed that she is the crucial connection between a series of mysterious city fires, the downtown music scene, and a wealthy uptown real estate family that is fraying under the pressure of the many secrets they keep.
Kirke plays Regan, the daughter of a Manhattan scion who tries to succeed on her own.
Tortorella is William, a brilliant but self-destructive artist living in Manhattan.
Zukerman plays Keith, Regan’s husband, whose All-American charm continues to help him fail upward.
Clyde plays Mercer, William’s friend who moved from rural Georgia to New York to write the next great American novel and embrace his true self.
Milner is Nicky Chaos, a charismatic activist and revolutionary with a group of followers committed to war against the 1%.
Doke plays Sewer Girl, the bleeding heart of Nicky Chaos’ crew.
Abtahi plays Detective Ali Parsa, the workaholic detective assigned to Samantha’s case.
Munroe plays Detective PJ McFadden, a sober cop who has to work with Detective Parsa on Samantha’s case.
Mitchell is Amory, an influential and powerful manager in Manhattan, as ruthless as he is charming.
Schwartz and Savage write all eight episodes and serve as showrunners and executive producers through their Fake Empire banner. Lis Rowinski of Fake Empire is co-executive producer. Jesse Peretz will direct four episodes and will serve as executive producer. City on fire is produced by Apple Studios for Apple TV+.
Kirke is represented by CAA and Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham. Tortorella is represented by Gersh and 42West. Zukerman is with Gersh, Cohn/Torgan Management, Lisa Mann Creative Management (Australia) and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson McGinnis Ryan. Clyde is represented by Authentic Talent and Literary Management. Milner is represented by Innovative Artists. Doke is represented by Savage Agency and Brave Artists Management. Abtahi is represented by Greene Talent. Munroe is represented by Authentic Talent & Literary Management, The Kohner Agency, GGA in Canada and The Nord Group. Mitchell is represented by CAA and Michael Mahan at Peikoff Mahan Law Office.