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The Night Of, the acclaimed hit from HBO is available today on Digital HD, and we’ve got a chance for you to win a download code!
The show, based on the BBC series Criminal Justice, took over the summer with its unique look at the events driving the plot and the criminal justice system. It seemed like critics couldn’t line up to sing its praises quickly enough, with John Turturro especially getting a lot of attention.
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- Marc Eastman
The Night Of just ended its first season this past Sunday, but will there be more? Recently, The Hollywood Reporter spoke with star Riz Ahmed about the future of the HBO series.The drama examines the American criminal justice system through the story of one, mysterious case. The cast also includes Afton Williamson, Amara Karan, Ashley Thomas, Ben Shenkman, Bill Camp, Chip Zien, Glenn Fleshler, Glenne Headly, Jeannie Berlin, and John Turturro,Read More… »
The Performer | Jeannie Berlin
The Show | The Night Of
The Episode | “Ordinary Death” (August 21)
The Performance | The Emmy for outstanding choreography is usually reserved for reality-competition series like So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With the Stars. But you’ll see no finer tango on TV this year than Jeannie Berlin’s courtoom cross-examination in Sunday’s episode of The Night Of.
Using the subtlest of gestures, inflections and pauses, Berlin put on a riveting show as her veteran D.A. Helen Weiss undermined the defense’s expert witness Dr. Katz (Chip Zien) with a lethal combination of humor and cynicism, »
A co-production of HBO and BBC Worldwide, The Night Of is being promoted as a "limited series". So, though there are only eight episodes in the first season, it could return for a second season (like the UK series it's based on, Criminal Justice). Will it be renewed or cancelled? Stay tuned.The Night Of delves into the intricate story of a murder case in New York City. The series follows the police investigation and legal proceedings, all the while examining the criminal justice system and the purgatory of Rikers Island, where the accused awaits his trial. Castmembers include Afton Williamson, Amara Karan, Ashley Thomas, Ben Shenkman, Bill Camp, Chip Zien, Glenn Fleshler, Glenne Headly, Jeannie Berlin, John Turturro, Max Casella, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mohammad Bakri, Nabil Elouahabi, Ned Eisenberg, Paul Sparks, Paulo Costanzo, Payman Maadi, Poorna Jagannathan, Riz Ahmed, and Sofia Black-d'Elia.Read More… »
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Here comes the night. The Night Of TV series premieres on HBO Sunday, July 10, 2016 at from 9:00 to 10:30pm Et/Pt. The eight-part HBO limited series stars John Turturro and Riz Ahmed. Created by Steven Zaillian and Richard Price, The Night Of explores a New York City murder case fraught with cultural and political complications. HBO says The Night Of examines the police investigation, the legal proceedings, the criminal justice system and Rikers Island, where the accused await trial.
The Night Of TV series cast also includes: Michael Kenneth Williams, Bill Camp, Jeannie Berlin, Poorna Jagannathan, Payman Maadi, Glenne Headly, Amara Karan, Sofia Black-d’Elia, Paul Sparks, Ben Shenkman, Afton Williamson, Paulo Costanzo, Ned Eisenberg, Mohammad Bakri, Nabil Elouahabi, Ashley Thomas, Glenn Fleshler, and Chip Zien.Read More… »
Pitched as an eight-part series, the ensemble drama has been collecting dust on the shelf since the actor’s tragic passing three years ago. There have been some fleeting signs of life, though, particularly when Robert De Niro flirted with the idea of replacing Gandolfini, before backing out of Criminal Justice six months later.
In his steed, John Turturro will take point for HBO’s procedural drama, and the actor is one of the few stars that have remained attached to the project over the years – Riz Ahmed, Bill Camp, Payman Maadi, and Poorna Jagannathan are among that nuclear cast. But during the creative overhaul, the network has beefed up the show’s ensemble quite considerably, enlisting the likes of Michael K. Williams, »
- Michael Briers
6 items from 2016
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