Before last night’s new Game of Thrones episode, HBO unveiled yet another vague but undeniably intriguing trailer for their upcoming limited series, The Night Of. Much like the other trailers released for the show, it makes sure not to give away too much about the plot or central mystery that the show revolves around. Stars Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), John Turturro (The Ridiculous 6) and HBO alum Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire) all appear in the footage. Watch the cryptic teaser below…
The Night Of is a US adaptation of a British TV series entitled Criminal Justice, which was written by Peter Moffat and ran for two seasons. The first season of the HBO show will be comprised of eight episodes and begin airing on July 10th.
Behind the camera the show boasts an impressive array of talent, including Oscar winner Steven Zaillian (Schindler’s List), who directed a number of episodes, Oscar winner James Marsh, who helmed the fourth episode, and Oscar nominee and writer Richard Price, best known for his work on The Wire and The Color of Money.
Starring John Turturro and Riz Ahmed, and directed by Zaillian from teleplays by Price and Zaillian, THE NIGHT OF 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 cast also features such actors as Bill Camp, Poorna Jagannathan, Peyman Moaadi, Frank L. Ridley, Glenne Headly, Jeannie Berlin and more.