For those who have been watching Game of Thrones this season, you may have noticed HBO teasing a new limited series entitled The Night Of. These brief videos didn't offer too much footage, although they did reveal that this show revolves around the mysteries of a grisly murder. Before last night's episode, the network debuted the first full trailer that delves even deeper into this limited series, which stars John Turturro and Riz Ahmed.
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.
The limited series' ensemble cast includes Michael Kenneth Williams (HBO's Boardwalk Empire and Bessie), Bill Camp (12 Years a Slave, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)), Jeannie Berlin (Inherent Vice), Poorna Jagannathan (Thanks for Sharing), Payman Maadi (A Separation), Glenne Headly (Don Jon, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Amara Karan (The Darjeeling Limited), Sofia Black-D'Elia (The Immigrant), Paul Sparks (Mud, HBO's Boardwalk Empire), Ben Shenkman (Royal Pains, HBO's Angels in America), Afton Williamson (Cinemax's Banshee), Paulo Costanzo (Road Trip), Ned Eisenberg (Last Man Standing), Mohammad Bakri (Laila's Birthday), Nabil Elouahabi (Zero Dark Thirty), Ashley Thomas (The Man Inside), Glenn Fleshler (A Most Violent Year), Chip Zien (United 93) and Max Casella (HBO's Vinyl, Inside Llewyn Davis).
The Night Of is executive produced by Steven Zaillian, Richard Price, Jane Tranter (HBO's Getting On and Rome), James Gandolfini (HBO's Wartorn: 1861-2010 and Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq) and Peter Moffat (Criminal Justice, HBO's Einstein and Eddington); co-executive produced by Garrett Basch (Life Itself), Nancy Sanders (HBO's Hemingway & Gellhorn) and Mark Armstrong (Hemingway & Gellhorn). Mark A. Baker (Damages) produced part 1; Scott Ferguson (HBO's The Normal Heart) produced parts 2-8. Steven Zaillian directed parts 1-3 and 5-8; James Marsh (The Theory of Everything) directed part 4.
The Night Of was filmed in and around Manhattan; based on the BBC series Criminal Justice, created by Peter Moffat. The limited series is produced by Filmrights and BBC Worldwide Productions for HBO. The series was originally developed as a star vehicle for The Sopranos star James Gandolfini, before he passed away in 2013. The project was revived when John Turturro stepped in to star. In addition to the trailer, we also have a new photo of Riz Ahmed, which you can check out below.