JOHN TURTURRO AND RIZ AHMED STAR IN THE EIGHT-PART HBO LIMITED SERIES THE NIGHT OF, DEBUTING JULY 10

Pakistani-American college student Nasir “Naz” Khan, who lives with his parents in Queens, NY, takes his father’s taxi to go a party in Manhattan. But what starts as a perfect night for Naz becomes a nightmare when he’s arrested for murder.

Created by Steven Zaillian (“Schindler’s List,” “American Gangster”) and Richard Price (“The Color of Money,” HBO’s “The Wire”), the eight-part HBO limited series production THE NIGHT OF debuts SUNDAY, JULY 10 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), followed by hour-long episodes debuting subsequent Sundays at the same time, exclusively on HBO. The show is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO and HBO On Demand.

Starring John Turturro (“Fading Gigolo,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”) and Riz Ahmed (“Nightcrawler”), and directed by Zaillian (7 episodes) and James Marsh (1 episode), from teleplays by Price and Zaillian, the show delves into the intricacies of a complex New York City murder case with cultural and political overtones. The story examines the police investigation, the legal proceedings, the criminal justice system and Rikers Island, where the accused await trial.

“It’s a crime story, a police story, a legal story, a corrections story,” observes Zaillian. “Youmake a story about all that, tell it honestly, and it will naturally be a social story.”

THE NIGHT OF is executive produced by Steven Zaillian, Richard Price, Jane Tranter (HBO’s “Getting On” and “Rome”), James Gandolfini (HBO’s “Wartorn: 1861-2010” and “Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq”) and Peter Moffat (“Criminal Justice,” HBO’s “Einstein and Eddington”); co-executive produced by Garrett Basch (“Life Itself”), Nancy Sanders (HBO’s “Hemingway & Gellhorn”) and Mark Armstrong (HBO’s “Hemingway & Gellhorn”). Mark A. Baker (“Damages”) produced part 1; Scott Ferguson (HBO’s “The Normal Heart”) produced parts 2-8. Steven Zaillian directed parts 1-3 and 5-8; James Marsh (“The Theory of Everything”) directed part 4.

The limited series’ ensemble cast includes Michael Kenneth Williams (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” and “Bessie”), Bill Camp (“12 Years a Slave,” “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”), Jeannie Berlin (“Inherent Vice”), Poorna Jagannathan (“Thanks for Sharing”), Payman Maadi (“A Separation”), Glenne Headly (“Don Jon,” “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”), Amara Karan (“The Darjeeling Limited”), Sofia Black-D’Elia (“The Immigrant”), Paul Sparks (“Mud,” HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”), Ben Shenkman (“Royal Pains,” HBO’s “Angels in America”), Afton Williamson (CINEMAX’s “Banshee”), Paulo Costanzo (“Road Trip”), Ned Eisenberg (“Last Man Standing”), Mohammad Bakri (“Laila’s Birthday”), Nabil Elouahabi (“Zero Dark Thirty”), Ashley Thomas (“The Man Inside”), Glenn Fleshler (“A Most Violent Year”) and Chip Zien (“United 93”).

THE NIGHT OF was filmed in and around Manhattan.

 

July’s episodes:

            Part 1: “The Beach”

Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 10 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT)

Other HBO playdates: July 10 (10:30 p.m.midnight), 11 (1:30 a.m.), 12 (7:00 p.m.), 14 (10:05 p.m.), 15 (11:00 p.m.) and 16 (10:30 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: July 12 (11:05 p.m.), 13 (8:00 p.m.), 16 (4:00 p.m.) and 22 (8:00 p.m.)

What starts as a perfect night for Pakistani-American student Nasir “Naz” Khan (Riz Ahmed) becomes a nightmare when he’s arrested for murder.

Created by Steven Zaillian and Richard Price; teleplay by Richard Price; directed by Steven Zaillian.

 

            Part 2: “Subtle Beast”

Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 17 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: July 17 (12:30 a.m.2:30 a.m.), 18 (12:40 a.m.), 19 (7:00 p.m.), 21 (11:30 p.m.), 22 (11:00 p.m.) and 23 (1:50 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: July 19 (11:30 p.m.), 22 (9:20 p.m.), 23 (5:10 p.m.), 24 (8:00 p.m.) and 29 (8:00 p.m.)

As attorney John Stone (John Turturro) counsels Naz, lead detective Dennis Box (Bill Camp) investigates the crime.

Created by Steven Zaillian and Richard Price; teleplay by Richard Price; directed by Steven Zaillian.

 

            Part 3: “A Dark Crate”

Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 24 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: July 24 (12:30 a.m.3:00 a.m.), 25 (1:05 a.m.), 26 (7:00 p.m.), 28 (11:20 p.m.), 29 (11:00 p.m.) and 30 (12:50 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: July 26 (11:30 p.m.), 29 (9:00 p.m.), 30 (2:35 p.m.) and 31 (8:00 p.m.)

Awaiting his formal arraignment at Rikers Island, Naz (Riz Ahmed) realizes that his survival, or perhaps his demise, rests with a particular inmate, Freddy (Michael Kenneth Williams).

Created by Steven Zaillian and Richard Price; teleplay by Richard Price; directed by Steven Zaillian.

 

            Part 4: “The Art of War”

Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 31 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: July 31 (12:30 a.m.3:00 a.m.) and Aug. 1 (12:15 a.m.), 2 (7:00 p.m.), 4 (10:30 p.m.), 5 (11:00 p.m.), 6 (12:10 a.m.) and 12 (9:00 p.m.)

Stone (John Turturro) works to uncover information about the crime.

Created by Steven Zaillian and Richard Price; teleplay by Richard Price; directed by James Marsh.

 

The show is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO and HBO On Demand.

THE NIGHT OF is produced by Film Rites and BBC Worldwide Productions for HBO; based on the BBC series “Criminal Justice,” created by Peter Moffat;executive produced by Steven Zaillian, Richard Price, Jane Tranter, James Gandolfini and Peter Moffat; co-executive produced by Garrett Basch, Nancy Sanders and Mark Armstrong. Mark A. Baker produced part 1; Scott Ferguson produced parts 2-8.