"The Looming Tower" is an original drama series on Hulu that is adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning 9/11 exposé by Lawrence Wright.

Emmy Award winner Jeff Daniels ("The Newsroom," "The Martian," "Steve Jobs") stars as John O'Neill, the determined, at times bull-headed chief of the New York FBI's counter-terrorism unit. O'Neill is rightly convinced that the U.S. has been targeted for attack by Al Qaeda, and faces deliberately insufficient cooperation from other organs of the federal government, particularly from his counterpart at the frequently antagonistic CIA. A man of appetites, O'Neill is a lover of expensive food and drink, and is involved with at least two girlfriends, neither of whom know about his wife and children.

The series traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, and takes a controversial look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI may have inadvertently set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Iraq.

The cast also includes Peter Sarsgaard as Martin Schmidt, Tahar Rahim as Ali Soufan, Michael Stuhlbarg as Richard Clarke, Bill Camp as Robert Chesney, Virginia Kull as Kathy Shaughnessy, Louis Cancelmi as Vince Stuart and Sullivan Jones as Floyd Bennet.

"The Looming Tower" is produced by Legendary Television with Academy Award-nominated writer Dan Futterman ("Foxcatcher," "Capote"), Academy Award and Emmy Award winning director Alex Gibney ("Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," "Taxi to the Dark Side" and "We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks"), and author Lawrence Wright serving as executive producers.


FACTS

Network: Hulu
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: 2017
Seasons: 1
Production Company: Legendary Television




Jeff Daniels to Star in 'The Looming Tower' — The Emmy Award-winning actor will play John O'Neill, the determined, at times bull-headed chief of the New York FBI's Counter-Terrorism unit in the new Hulu drama series. Read more...





 
 
 
 
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