Steve Zallian’s “The Night Of” is a Game Changer

The Night Of is an American eight-part crime drama television miniseries based on Criminal Justice, a 2008–09 British television series. The miniseries was written by Richard Price and Steven Zaillian and directed by Zaillian and James Marsh. Broadcast on HBO, The Night Of premiered on July 10, 2016 to critical acclaim. The first episode premiered on June 24, 2016, via HBO on-demand.

Steven Zaillian received an Academy Award for his screenplay of Schindler’s List, which was also honored with a Writers Guild Award, the British Academy’s BAFTA Award, and Humanitas Prize. His other screenplays include the Academy Award nominated Awakenings, American Gangster, and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. He wrote and directed A Civil Action and Searching for Bobby Fischer.