It’s been almost two years since John Turturro replaced Robert DeNiro inside HBO Criminal Justice series actually developed and created for James Gandolfini, and the task has finally moved on. Re-named The Night Of, HBO has set a summertime premiere for the long-awaited theatre, fleshing out the cast with many HBO favorites as well.
Per The Hollywood News reporter, the John Turturro-led string has also extended to eight parts, rather than initial seven regarding development. Eyed for a summer time debut, the throw also now consists of The Wire star Michael Okay. Williams, Glenne Headly, Ben Shenkman, Sopranos alum Max Casella, Amara Karan, Sofia Black-D’Elia. John Sparks, Afton Williamson, Paulo Costanzo, Ned Eisenberg, Mohammad Bakri, Nabil Elouahabi, Ashley Thomas, Glenn Fleshler, Chip Zien, Riz Ahmed, Bill Camp, Payman Maadi along with Poorna Jagannathan.
Adapted from an award-winning The year 2008 BBC series, the Americanized Criminal Justice would have been to feature Gandolfini as Connector Stone, a “downtrodden jailhouse attorney at law who frequents law enforcement officials stations for customers.” In his search, the character encounters Naz, an American-born Pakistani without the need of memory of his accused crime connected with stabbing to death a new woman he fulfilled. So reads this updated logline:
The Night Of goes into the intricacies of any complex New York City hard case with social and political overtones. The storyplot examines the police exploration, the legal proceedings, the criminal justice method and the feral purgatory regarding Rikers Island, where the charged await trial intended for felony crimes.
No term on an official premiere date, but will this late Gandolfini’s eye-sight for Criminal Justice finally glow The Night Of?