The Looming Tower heads to Amazon UK this March
James R | On 15, Feb 2018
“This isn’t a war about one man.” That’s the sound of Amazon’s latest acquisition, The Looming Tower, heading to UK TV screens this March.
Hulu’s drama, based on the Pulitzer Prize winning exposé of the same name by Lawrence Wright, 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.
Adapted for television by Academy Award-nominated writer Dan Futterman (Foxcatcher, Capote) and directed by Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning Director Alex Gibney (Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison of Belief), the series stars Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim, Peter Sarsgaard, Bill Camp, Michael Stuhlbarg, Virginia Kull, Sullivan Jones, Wrenn Schmidt and Alec Baldwin.
The 10-episode series, which is produced by Legendary TV, will premiere the Berlinale festival this month, before heading to Amazon Prime Video exclusively in the UK on Thursday 1st March. The first three episodes will all be released at once on the same day, with new episodes then released weekly.
Watch this space for a review and, in the meantime, see the trailer below: