The Night Of: HBO Series Creator Discusses the Drama

Steven Zaillian, who co-created The Night Of TV show on HBO with Richard Price, talks about making the crime series. The late James Gandolfini was originally cast as Attorney Jack Stone. John Tuturro was ultimately cast in the role. In the following interview, the film-maker also discusses how the creative team approached this limited-event series as if they were making a film. The Night Of premieres Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 9:00pm Et/Pt on HBO.Speaking of the drama, Zaillian says, "It’s a crime story, a police story, a legal story, a corrections story. You make a story about all that, tell it honestly, and it will naturally be a social story." The Night Of TV series cast also includes: Riz Ahmed, Poorna Jagannathan, Syam M. Lafi, David Chen,

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