Another dose of dark realism on HBO, this time starring Riz Ahmed and John Turturro as a murder suspect and his lawyer.
Steven Zaillian (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) will serve as executive producer, and also directing multiple episodes, with James Marsh (The Theory of Everything) set to direct one. John Turturro (The Big Lebowski) stars alongside Ahmed, Bill Camp, Payman Moaadi and Poorna Jagannathan.
The eight-part HBO limited series production THE NIGHT OF, created by Steven Zaillian (“Schindler’s List,” “American Gangster”) and Richard Price (“The Color of Money,” HBO’s “The Wire”), will debut this summer, exclusively on HBO. 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.