2016 – The Night Of

Riz as Nasir Khan

Created by: Richard Price, Steven Zaillian
Original Network: HBO
Number of Episodes: 9 (that Riz has starred in)
Production year: 2015
Original release: July 10 – August 28, 2016
Running time: 1 hour
Other cast: John Turturro, Bill Camp
Misc: IMDB | Amazon | iTunes

Based on the BBC series “Criminal Justice,” HBO’s eight-part production “The Night Of” stars John Turturro (“O Brother, Where Art Thou?”) and Riz Ahmed (“Nightcrawler”) in a story about a complex New York City murder case with cultural and political overtones. A night that begins innocently for Pakistani-American college student Nasir “Naz” Khan turns horrific after he meets a mysterious young woman. In custody and awaiting his formal arraignment, Naz realizes that his survival — or perhaps his demise — rests not with his attorney, John Stone, but with a particular inmate at Rikers Island.