Hulu’s upcoming The Looming Tower is based on Lawrence Wright‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning book that chronicles how a rivalry that started in the 90s between the CIA and the FBI might have inadvertently led to 9/11. The 10-episode series will follow both squadrons on the ground in New York and DC, as well as counterterrorist units working across the globe, as they fight to gather up information that, if used together, could have potentially prevented that devastating attack.
Today, Hulu released a new featurette about the series, as well as a bevy of new images detailing this difficult story. It’s hard to muster enthusiasm over a series that is showing, essentially, a countdown to collapse. But as long as it doesn’t end up feeling like TV vegetables, The Looming Tower could be one of the most important series of 2018.
The series 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). Check out the featurette below:
The Looming Tower premieres February 28th on Hulu. Here’s a full 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.