Watch an exclusive scene from The Night Of
Smash US crime drama The Night Of has finally made it to the UK.
The HBO drama began airing on Sky Atlantic on 1st September 2016. It follows the plight of Naz Khan, played by Riz Ahmed, as he awaits trial for murder, and of the struggle facing his defence lawyer John Stone, portrayed by John Turturro, to build a case.
Written by Steven Zaillian (Schindler’s List) and Richard Price (The Wire) this eight-part series is a remake of the BBC’s Criminal Justice, which was first aired in 2008 and starred Ben Whishaw.
- The late James Gandolfini was originally set to star as John Stone
- Robert De Niro was also linked with the role
- The show is written by Oscar-winning screenwriter Steven Zaillian (Moneyball, Schindler’s List) and crime author Richard Price (The Wire)
Check out the tense teaser scene from Episode 3 of the series. It stars Michael K Williams (The Wire) as Naz’s new cellmate, Freddy. When you watch it, ask yourself a question: would you trust a man who plays with his food?
The Night Of was the passion project of The Sopranos star James Gandolfini. The late actor was working on developing the show at the time of his death, and is credited as an Executive Producer.
The Night Of is on Sky Atlantic and Sky Box Sets now.