Pakistani-American college student Nasir “Naz” Khan took a couple wrong turns with his old man’s taxi on HBO’s The Night Of, but he had a good lawyer with bad skin and an attentive premium cable channel to get him a fair trial. Now it looks like The Night Of Season 2 will move forward with no continuance.
Casey Bloys, HBO’s president of programming testified at the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour that he is optimistic about network’s anthology crime drama The Night Of will have a season 2. He also mentioned that he is hopeful that True Detective season 3 is on the way.
The Night Of was created by Clockers author Richard Price, who wrote or co-wrote all the episodes, and Schindler’s List’s Steven Zallian, who directed all but one episode of the first season. It was based on the British miniseries Criminal Justice.
“Steve and Richard are throwing around ideas. I’m hopeful they will land on something but one thing I know about them — if they’re not 100% sure about something, they’re going to take their time,” Bloys told the audience at the semi-annual conference (via TV Line). “I told them we’ll be here when you’re ready. I’m hopeful that they’re getting an idea they’re excited about.”
The Night Of was a passion project of the late The Sopranos star James Gandolfini, who was originally cast as the ambulance-chasing lawyer John Stone. John Torturro took the role of the eczema-suffering mouthpiece. Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler) played the student with too many secrets.
We’ll update this with more information on The Night Of Season 2 as it becomes available.