HBO has released the trailer for their upcoming crime series The Night Of. The limited series stars Nightcrawler star Riaz Ahmed as an accused with John Turturro playing his lawyer.
The trailer for the limited series is very reminiscent of True Detective Season 1. With the recent drama surrounding the cancellation of season 3 of the anthology over the very poor reception of Season 2, The Night Of can potentially fill the void left by True Detective in HBO’s programming.
Check out the trailer for the series below:
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The Night Of is written by Steven Zaillian and Richard Price with Zaillian directing the episodes. The series will have eight episodes in all.
The series will premier on Sunday, July 10th at 9/8c.
Read the official synopsis below:
THE NIGHT OF is an eight-part limited series created by Steven Zaillian (“Schindler’s List,” “American Gangster”) and Richard Price (“The Color of Money,” HBO’s “The Wire”). Starring John Turturro (“Fading Gigolo,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”) and Riz Ahmed (“Nightcrawler”), and directed by Steven Zaillian from teleplays by Price and Zaillian, the limited series delves into the intricacies of a complex New York City murder case with cultural and political overtones. The story examines the police investigation, the legal proceedings, the criminal justice system and the feral purgatory of Rikers Island, where the accused await trial for felony crimes.