Naz is a strait-laced Pakistani-American student who is off to a must-attend party on a Friday night. His only available transportation being his father's taxi cab, Naz sets off into Manhattan. But his party-going plans are quickly forgotten when a mysterious young woman jumps aboard in need of a ride. Charmed by her intense intrigue and good looks, Naz gets swept up by her pressures. After a mind-altering night of drugs and passion, the woman is dead, and Naz finds himself in the crosshairs of a gruesome murder investigation, panicked and shaken, but possibly with a trace of doubt as to his own innocence.
Did You Know?
The UK's Criminal Justice (2008) season one stars actor Ben Whishaw; The Night Of is based upon this original series. Michael Braun and Bill Camp, who are in The Night Of, co-star with Ben Whishaw in the 2016 Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible. See more
The plot turns on Nasir "borrowing" his father's medallion taxi on a Friday night. Most medallion taxis are not parked on the street overnight, and Friday night is peak time for NYC taxis - it did not make sense for it to be out of service. See more