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’The Night Of’ Teaser: Watch Tense Footage From the John Turturro–Starring HBO Murder Mystery

’The Night Of’ Teaser: Watch Tense Footage From the John Turturro–Starring HBO Murder Mystery

HBO has released an enigmatic teaser for “The Night Of,” a miniseries starring John Turturro and Riz Ahmed that premieres this July. How the premium-cable giant made the rookie mistake of not beginning with a teaser for the teaser remains unclear, but HBO has always done things its own way.

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Though less than a minute long, the footage is certainly attention-grabbing. A body in a morgue, a young man (Ahmed) being interrogated by police with blood on his hands, a simple question: “What happened, Naz?” We’ve seen this kind of thing many times before, but all involved make it easy to give “The Night Of” the benefit of the doubt.

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“The Night Of” is created by Steven Zaillian and Richard Price. The former won an Academy Award for his “Schindler’s List” screenplay and also wrote or co-wrote “Awakenings,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and “Moneyball;” Price is a novelist and screenwriter whose credits include five episodes of “The Wire.” Zaillian will direct seven of the show’s eight episodes, with James Marsh (“The Theory of Everything”) helming the eighth.

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