The Night Of

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  • TV-MA
  • 2016
  • Season 1
  • 8.4 (167,877)

The Night Of is an American crime drama television miniseries which premiered on HBO back in 2016. Directed by Steven Zaillian and James Marsh, and inspired by Peter Moffat's 2008 BBC show Criminal Justice. Over eight episodes it follows Riz Ahmed's character Nasir Khan (Naz) who finds himself accused of murder after partying with an unknown individual during one evening in New York City.

The Night Of opens with Nasir, a college student from Queens borrowing his father's taxi and heading off to an event with Andrea, played by Sofia Black-D'Elia. While at the party he meets an intriguing stranger named Andrea whom invites him back home; but all hell breaks loose when when he awakes covered with blood to find Andrea brutally murdered in bed and panics leaving. However he eventually escapes her apartment only to be charged and arrested later for murdering Andrea.

As we progress through this series, we watch Nasir struggle to prove his innocence against the complex American justice system. Ahmed is joined by an impressive supporting cast including John Turturro as Naz's defense attorney John Stone; Bill Camp as Detective Box - lead investigator; and Michael Kenneth Williams who plays Freddy Knight at Rikers Island who becomes his mentor and protector.

The Night Of is an engaging slow-burn series about justice that emphasizes its shortcomings over just murder cases themselves. Over eight episodes, we explore both procedural and ethical considerations surrounding each trial while looking into why criminal justice systems often fail innocent parties. Furthermore, The Night Of also shines light upon American prison system's bureaucratic structure while showing its often negative repercussions for people's lives.

One of the show's hallmarks is how slowly it unveils more about each character - from Detective Box's troubled past, Naz's family life and Stone's battles with eczema - all to Naz and Stone revealing more and more each episode as their stories unravel further. These characters are brilliantly written and performed - each having its own motivations and inner demons to deal with; all this creates tension as episodes build upon one another creating tension as stories progress forwards.

The Night Of is both narratively compelling and visually arresting, offering stunning shots of New York's often dangerous streets. The cinematography perfectly captures New York City's atmosphere for maximum authenticity in storytelling and realism.

Overall, The Night Of is an outstanding miniseries which explores complex issues related to American justice system. A thought-provoking yet emotionally engaging drama that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats from beginning to end; The show leaves audiences with greater insight into criminal justice system as a result of watching it.

The Night Of is currently airing its eighth episode and has 1 season so far (in its current iteration). The series first debuted on July 10, 2016.

WHERE TO WATCH THE NIGHT OF
You can stream The Night Of through HBO Go or Google Play; both individual episodes and full seasons can be accessed.

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Episodes List
The Beach
1. The Beach
July 10, 2016
What starts as a perfect night for Pakistani-American student Nasir "Naz" Khan becomes a nightmare when he's arrested for murder. .
Subtle Beast
2. Subtle Beast
July 17, 2016
As attorney John Stone counsels Naz, lead detective Dennis Box investigates the crime. .
A Dark Crate
3. A Dark Crate
July 24, 2016
Awaiting his formal arraignment at Rikers Island, Naz realizes that his survival, or perhaps his demise, rests with a particular inmate, Freddy. .
 The Art of War
4. The Art of War
July 31, 2016
Stone works to uncover information about the crime. .
The Season of the Witch
5. The Season of the Witch
August 7, 2016
Box reconstructs Naz's whereabouts on "the night of." .
Samson and Delilah
6. Samson and Delilah
August 14, 2016
As prosecutor Helen Weiss prepares for trial, Naz's alliance with Freddy deepens. .
Ordinary Death
7. Ordinary Death
August 21, 2016
The trial of The State v. Nasir Khan moves to the defense phase. .
The Call of the Wild
8. The Call of the Wild
August 28, 2016
A controversy surrounding the defense puts Stone in the spotlight as Naz's trial comes to a head. .
Description

The Night Of is an American crime drama television miniseries which premiered on HBO back in 2016. Directed by Steven Zaillian and James Marsh, and inspired by Peter Moffat's 2008 BBC show Criminal Justice. Over eight episodes it follows Riz Ahmed's character Nasir Khan (Naz) who finds himself accused of murder after partying with an unknown individual during one evening in New York City.

The Night Of opens with Nasir, a college student from Queens borrowing his father's taxi and heading off to an event with Andrea, played by Sofia Black-D'Elia. While at the party he meets an intriguing stranger named Andrea whom invites him back home; but all hell breaks loose when when he awakes covered with blood to find Andrea brutally murdered in bed and panics leaving. However he eventually escapes her apartment only to be charged and arrested later for murdering Andrea.

As we progress through this series, we watch Nasir struggle to prove his innocence against the complex American justice system. Ahmed is joined by an impressive supporting cast including John Turturro as Naz's defense attorney John Stone; Bill Camp as Detective Box - lead investigator; and Michael Kenneth Williams who plays Freddy Knight at Rikers Island who becomes his mentor and protector.

The Night Of is an engaging slow-burn series about justice that emphasizes its shortcomings over just murder cases themselves. Over eight episodes, we explore both procedural and ethical considerations surrounding each trial while looking into why criminal justice systems often fail innocent parties. Furthermore, The Night Of also shines light upon American prison system's bureaucratic structure while showing its often negative repercussions for people's lives.

One of the show's hallmarks is how slowly it unveils more about each character - from Detective Box's troubled past, Naz's family life and Stone's battles with eczema - all to Naz and Stone revealing more and more each episode as their stories unravel further. These characters are brilliantly written and performed - each having its own motivations and inner demons to deal with; all this creates tension as episodes build upon one another creating tension as stories progress forwards.

The Night Of is both narratively compelling and visually arresting, offering stunning shots of New York's often dangerous streets. The cinematography perfectly captures New York City's atmosphere for maximum authenticity in storytelling and realism.

Overall, The Night Of is an outstanding miniseries which explores complex issues related to American justice system. A thought-provoking yet emotionally engaging drama that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats from beginning to end; The show leaves audiences with greater insight into criminal justice system as a result of watching it.

The Night Of is currently airing its eighth episode and has 1 season so far (in its current iteration). The series first debuted on July 10, 2016.

WHERE TO WATCH THE NIGHT OF
You can stream The Night Of through HBO Go or Google Play; both individual episodes and full seasons can be accessed.

  • Premiere Date
    July 10, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4 (167,877)