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The Night Of: Miniseries (2016)



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.


Riz Ahmed
as Nasir "Naz" Khan
John Turturro
as Jack Stone
Bill Camp
as Dennis Box
Payman Maadi
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
Jeff Wincott
as Detective Lucas
Roscoe Orman
as Jury Foreman
Joshua Bitton
as Maldonado
Frank Wood
as Medical Examiner
Aubrey Joseph
as Dwight Gooden Stone
Pernell Walker
as Rikers PO
Allen Enlow
as Biologist
Charlie Hudson III
as Duane Reade
Nayab Hussain
as Employee Clerk
Damien Lemon
as Defendant
Skyler Fortgang
as Student #1
Scott Menville
as Rikers Latino Prisoner
Pallavi Sastry
as Khan's Neighbor
Chris McKinney
as Rikers Head CO
Albert Jones
as District Attorney
Daniel Gadi
as Trainer
Jeremy Shamos
as Dermatologist
Trudie Styler
as Jean Rothman
Erik McKay
as DeVaughn
Yvonne Zima
as Teacher
Nikiya Mathis
as Rikers Check-in Assistant
Tijuana Ricks
as Morgue Attendant
Erica Cho
as ADA #1
Kymbali Craig
as Rikers Strip Search Guard
Maren Lord
as ADA #2
Carter Hudson
as Attorney in Line
Will Cobbs
as Holding Cell Inmate
Bryan Burton
as Shelter Volunteer
Steve Cirbus
as Police Patrolman
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Critic Reviews for The Night Of: Miniseries

All Critics (88)

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…
Top Critic

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…

This is HBO's best "limited series" since Angels in America, which in 2004 won all of the major Emmy awards in its category.

July 8, 2016 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

That's the brilliance of The Night Of; not that it invites us inside a jail cell, but that it dares us to lock the door.

July 12, 2016 | Full Review…

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