MUMBAI: Star World Premiere HD, India’s leading English entertainment channel, is known to provide audiences with the best and most critically acclaimed content on Indian television. The programming line-up that has previously consisted of Martin Scorsese’s Vinyl, iconic event series X-Files, Ryan Murphy’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, television hot sensation Game of Thrones and M. Night Shyamalan’s Wayward Pines Season 2 as part of its roster, is now all geared up to premiere HBO series ‘The Night Of’.
The eight-part limited series is directed and produced by Oscar-winner Steve Zaillian, known for writing scripts of Oscar and Golden Globe award winning movies like Schindler’s List, American Gangster, Gangs of New York and more. Loosely based on an award winning British miniseries Criminal Justice, The Night Of is a hard hitting and brutally honest crime show that delves into the intricate story of a fictitious murder case in New York City.
The series takes on the journey of a lawyer Jack Stone (John Turturro), who seeks to absolve a young Pakistani-American student (Riz Ahmed) who is accused of brutally murdering a girl on the Upper West Side. As the drama unfolds, the audiences are let in on the pitfalls of the judicial system while they go through a whirlwind of different emotions ranging from empathy to utter outrage.
The Night Of comprises of a stellar star cast including renowned actors Poorna Jagannathan, popular for her roles in Bollywood movies – Delhi Belly, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Hollywood TV shows – House of Cards, Law & Order, The Game among others; John Turturro of The Transformers, Exodus: Gods and Kings, Secret Window, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan fame; Riz Ahmed, popular for his roles in Hollywood movies - The Road to Guantanamo and Nightcrawler with upcoming movies – James Bourne, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Peyman Moaadi of Oscar-winning movie ‘A Separation’ fame among others.
The Night Of will premiere in India on Wednesday, July 13th at 10 PM on Star World Premiere HD.