The team behind Gossip Girl and The O.C. are adapting Garth Risk Hallberg's 2015 bestselling novel of the same name as an eight-episode drama series. "City on Fire follows the events that happen after an NYU student is shot in Central Park on the 4th of July in 2003," per The Hollywood Reporter. "Samantha Cicciaro 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 city-wide fires, the downtown music scene, and a wealthy uptown real estate family fraying under the strain of the many secrets they keep." City on Fire is the first project under Schwartz and Savage's new streaming deal with Apple.
TOPICS: Josh Schwartz, Apple TV+, City on Fire, Garth Risk Hallberg, Stephanie Savage, In Development