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The Night Of: Miniseries (2016)

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Critic Consensus: The Night Of is a richly crafted, exquisitely performed mystery that will keep viewers enthralled and leave them devastated.

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The crime-drama series delves deeply into the intricate story of a murder case, its investigation and the subsequent trial. Naz (Riz Ahmed) is a college student living in New York who, after a night of sex and drugs, wakes up next to a dead woman with no recollection of what happened. The police later find the murder weapon in his pocket, so he is arrested and sent to Rikers Island. The rest of the first season follows several plot lines all linked to the murder case: Naz's life in prison isn't easy, but he gains the friendship and protection of an influential inmate, Freddy (Michael Kenneth Williams); John Stone (John Turturro) is appointed as Naz's lawyer, and he encounters several roadblocks in his pursuit of the truth; Detective Box (Bill Camp) is in charge of the investigation, and soon finds out that the case is not as open-and-shut as he thought.

Cast

Riz Ahmed
as Nasir "Naz" Khan
John Turturro
as Jack Stone
Bill Camp
as Dennis Box
Peyman Moaadi
as Salim Khan
Amara Karan
as Chandra
Paul Sparks
as Don Taylor
Ben Shenkman
as Sergeant Klein
Glenn Fleshler
as Judge Roth
Chip Zien
as Dr. Katz
Ashley Thomas
as Calvin Hart
Fisher Stevens
as Pharmacist
Roscoe Orman
as Jury Foreman
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All Critics (64) | Top Critics (31)

Once its skin is peeled back, the series serves as a scathing assessment of the criminal justice system.

September 26, 2016 | Full Review…

The Night Of is certainly HBO's most electrifying series since the original True Detective, and one of the biggest and most intricate.

August 5, 2016 | Full Review…

A show like this one is so busy saying something about the justice system and the prison-industrial complex that it rarely has a moment to consider that one of the injustices here is that a person was killed.

July 25, 2016 | Full Review…
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Forgive the misdemeanors and focus on the knowing minutiae and stellar performances, both of which are enough to make "Night" another must-see program.

July 8, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Familiarity doesn't make The Night Of any less involving, though, in large part because of Ahmed's charismatic and sympathetic performance as Naz.

July 8, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A gripping collision of race, religion, justice, incarceration and violence wrapped into a modern-day murder mystery, The Night Of may be the best limited series HBO has pulled off since the first season of True Detective.

July 8, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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