Moreso than True Detective, HBO’s criminal justice thriller The Night Of was always intended as a one-off miniseries. And while The Night Of may have proven more critically success than commercial, talk has continually swirled of a second season, which star Michael K. Williams says HBO would be “deaf, dumb, and stupid” to ignore.
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HBO has its hands full with big-ticket dramas in one stage or another, but certainly fans of the UK-adapted The Night Of are curious to see if the series merits another season. To wit, HBO bosses say Season 2 is still in active development, with the aim to return star John Turturro in a leading role.
HBO criminal justice drama The Night Of may not have captivated audiences to the scale of, say, True Detective, but nonetheless drew notable praise. That is, save for one major plot twist involving the series’ lead female role, one actors Jessica Chastain and Elizabeth Banks took to task over Twitter.
HBO’s The Night Of may not have the commercial success of initially one-off series like True Detective, but the network would be foolish to ignore the megawatt critical praise. The former James Gandolfini project will have a specific end, but producers now reveal their consideration of a second season, likely an anthology with a new subject.
Flying in under the radar for a July premiere, HBO’s John Turturro-led miniseres The Night Of (formerly Criminal Justice) at last has a full trailer, looking more and more like the True Detective Season 3 we might never get. See for yourself, as the one-time Gandolfini-led series finally gets its moment in the sun with some stylistic new footage.
It’s taken some time for HBO miniseries Criminal Justice (now The Night Of) to go to trial, after John Turturro replaced Robert DeNiro in a role intended for James Gandolfini, and now a familiar first trailer arrives for the July premiere. There’s a long bright dark ahead for the criminal HBO drama, but maybe time’s just a flat circle, man.
It’s been almost two years since John Turturro replaced Robert DeNiro in the HBO Criminal Justice series originally developed and intended for James Gandolfini, and the project has finally moved forward. Re-named The Night Of, HBO has set a summer premiere for the long-awaited drama, fleshing out the cast with some HBO favorites as well.
Among the many losses to occur following actor James Gandolfini's death, HBO opted to move forward with its 'Criminal Justice' miniseries with Robert De Niro stepping into Gandolfini's leading role. Now, even more change is afoot as De Niro exited production and will in fact be replaced by 'Transformers' franchise star John Turturro.
Among the scope of the tragedy that was 'Sopranos' star James Gandolfini's passing in recent months, we had to wonder what would become of Gandolfini's HBO series 'Criminal Justice.' Now, it seems HBO has swapped one legendary Hollywood mobster for another, as Robert De Niro will step in to fill the role first occupied by James Gandolfini to get 'Criminal Justice' on to television.