Amazon picks up The Looming Tower

Amazon has picked up forthcoming Hulu drama The Looming Tower.

Starring Jeff Daniels, Alec Baldwin and Peter Sarsgaard the US drama that traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, and 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.

The 10 part drama is based on the Pulitzer Prize winning exposé of the same name by Lawrence Wright.

To be produced by Legendary TV, it will premiere on Amazon in 2018.

The Looming Tower has all the elements of great television; riveting source material from Lawrence Wright’s book, world-class writers and filmmakers behind the camera and a talented cast including Jeff Daniels and Alec Baldwin,” says Brad Beale, Vice President of Worldwide Television Acquisition for Amazon. “Our Amazon Prime Video customers around the world are going to love this entertaining and thought-provoking series.”

“The opportunity to tell this story was a profound privilege. We put our faith in our filmmakers – Danny Futterman, Alex Gibney, Larry Wright and Craig Zisk – and the resulting episodes are exceptional. The quality of the material attracted a stellar cast that gives one stunning performance after another,” says Lauren Whitney, President of Scripted Television for Legendary. “We are deeply proud of this show and we can’t wait for the world to see it.”

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