Wintertime, and the streaming is easy…. Hulu has announced the release dates for two new TV series: The Looming Tower and Hard Sun.
Based on Lawrence Wright’s non-fiction book, The Looming Tower TV show explores the lead-up to the terrorist attacks which struck the U.S. on September 11, 2001. The scripted drama stars Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim, Peter Sarsgaard, Bill Camp, Virginia Kull, Louis Cancelmi, Ella Rae Peck, Sullivan Jones, Wrenn Schmidt, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Alec Baldwin. The Looming Tower season one, premieres on Hulu on Wednesday, February 28, 2017.
Airing on BBC One in UK, the Hard Sun TV show comes from Luther creator Neil Cross. The Hulu crime drama follows detectives Robert Hicks (Jim Sturgess) and Elaine Renko (Agyness Deyn) who are just trying to put up with one another and do their jobs, while saving their families and the world. The first season consists of six episodes, premiering on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
Learn more about the first seasons of The Looming Tower and Hard Sun, excerpted from a Hulu press release.
THE LOOMING TOWER
Episode Count: 10
Premiere Date: Wednesday, February 28
Cast: The Looming Tower stars Jeff Daniels (John O’Neill), Tahar Rahim (Ali Soufan), Wrenn Schmidt (Diane Marsh), Bill Camp (Robert Chesney), Louis Cancelmi (Vince Stuart), Virginia Kull (Kathy Shaughnessy), Ella Rae Peck (Heather), Sullivan Jones (Floyd Bennet) with Michael Stuhlbarg (Richard Clarke) and Peter Sarsgaard (Martin Schmidt).
Crew: The Looming Tower is executive produced by Dan Futterman (Showrunner), Alex Gibney, Lawrence Wright, Craig Zisk and Adam Rapp. The Looming Tower is a Legendary Television production for Hulu in the U.S.
Synopsis: Based on the Pulitzer-Prize winning book, The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA during that time may have inadvertently set the path for the tragedy of 9/11. The series follows members of the I-49 Squad in New York and Alec Station in Washington, D.C., the counter-terrorism divisions of the FBI and CIA, respectively, as they travel the world fighting for ownership of information while seemingly working toward the same goal – trying to prevent an imminent attack on U.S. soil.
Episode Count: 6
Premiere Date: Wednesday, March 7
Cast: Agyness Deyn and Jim Sturgess.
Crew: Created and written by Neil Cross (Luther), Hard Sun is produced by Euston Films, and executive produced by Cross, and Kate Harwood.
Synopsis: Jim Sturgess and Agyness Deyn play detectives Robert Hicks and Elaine Renko, partners and enemies, who seek to enforce the law and protect their loved ones in a world that every day slips closer to a world-ending natural disaster. Hicks is a family man and a great, committed officer. He’s also profoundly corrupt. Renko is a difficult and damaged, but utterly incorruptible officer. Thus, the two cops stand on different ends of the social and moral spectrum and also seriously distrust one other – and for good reason. But they must somehow learn to work together if they’re going to survive until the end of the world.
What do you think? How do you like the sound of The Looming Tower and Hard Sun TV series? Do you plan to check them out when they drop to Hulu in the new year? One or both? Let us know, below.