There’s no doubt about it — ‘The Night Of’ is going to be your newest TV obsession. The series premiere of this gripping crime show airs July 10 on HBO. Here’s everything you need to know before the premiere!
There’s a new murder mystery on TV, and it’s called The Night Of. The highly-anticipated show premieres on July 10. The addicting new series is going to be the breakout hit of the summer, so here are all the details you need to know before watching The Night Of!
1. It stars John Turturro and Riz Ahmed.
The series follows a young man named Naz (Riz Ahmed), who gets caught up in a murder investigation. After partying and sleeping with a female stranger, he wakes up and finds her stabbed to death in her bed. He’s arrested and charged with her murder. Lawyer Jack Stone (John Turturro) comes to Naz’s aid and agrees to help him.
2. The show will air at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.
Game of Thrones season 6 just ended, so that left a huge slot open in HBO’s summer schedule. The Night Of is replacing Game of Thrones in the 9 p.m. ET time slot for the rest of the summer. The show will be followed by the new comedy, Vice Principals.
3. It’s based on a BBC series.
The Night Of is based on the BBC series Criminal Justice, which was created by Peter Moffat. The series aired from 2008 to 2009.
4. The Night Of will be an 8-part miniseries.
The Night Of is strictly a limited series. In 2013, HBO passed on the project, but the network changed its mind when rival networks started looking at the project, USA Today reports. HBO ended up ordering the show as a limited series. After Robert De Niro wasn’t available for all of filming, John stepped in to play the role of Jack Stone.
5. It will fill the True Detective-sized void in your heart.
I’ve seen the premiere, and there’s no doubt that this show is going to be a hit. The show is smart, compelling, addicting, raw and important, especially in the world we’re living in right now. HBO needed a drama in the same arena as True Detective, and they’ve found it with The Night Of.
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