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[03/20/17 - 01:24 PM]
Peter Sarsgaard Joins Hulu's "The Looming Tower"
He's set as Martin Schmidt, a CIA analyst who invariably believes he's by far the smartest person in the room.

[03/14/17 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 14
Updates include: Jane Lynch to get "Relatively Happy" for NBC; Jane Leeves to drop by "The Great Indoors" at CBS; and Donald Faison among the latest to get "Spaced Out" by NBC.

[03/13/17 - 03:48 PM]
Jeff Daniels to Star in Hulu's "The Looming Tower"
He'll play John O'Neill, the determined, at times bull-headed chief of the New York FBI's Counter-Terrorism unit.

[02/17/17 - 11:56 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 17
Updates include: Anders Holm, Andy Favreau to topline NBC comedy pilot; Matt Barr set as male lead in The CW's "Valor"; and Jack Davenport signs onto ABC's "Doomsday."

[01/27/17 - 11:55 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 27
Updates include: The CW's "Dynasty" reboot snags pilot order; Tahar Rahim to lead Hulu's "The Looming Tower"; and FOX to bring "Behind Enemy Lines" to small screen.

[09/14/16 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 14
Updates include: Netflix to wrap "Bloodline" after three seasons; Chris Fedak brings "Deception" at ABC; and Matt Lopez lands "Dreamer" at NBC.







LOOMING TOWER, THE (HULU)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
9/14/16 - 3/20/17
STATUS:
currently in development (2017-2018 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
10 episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from Hulu's press release, March 2017) Emmy Award-winning actor Jeff Daniels has been cast to star in Hulu's The Looming Tower as John O'Neill, the determined, at times bull-headed chief of the New York FBI's Counter-Terrorism unit. O'Neill is rightly convinced that the U.S. has been targeted for attack by Al Qaeda, and faces deliberately insufficient cooperation from other organs of the Federal government, particularly from his counterpart at the frequently antagonistic CIA. A man of appetites, O'Neill is a lover of expensive food and drink, and is involved with at least two girlfriends, neither of whom know about his wife and children. Lawrence Wright's Pulitzer Prize-Winning 9/11 expose will be adapted for television in a new drama series from Legendary Television. The Looming Tower will be adapted for Hulu as a 10-episode, hour-long drama series from Academy Award-nominated Writer Dan Futterman (Foxcatcher, Capote) and Academy Award and Emmy Award winning Director Alex Gibney (Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison of Belief, Taxi to the Dark Side, and We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks). Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning exposé by Lawrence Wright, The Looming Tower 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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bill Camp as Robert Chesney
· Jeff Daniels as John O'Neill
· Louis Cancelmi as Vince Stuart
· Michael Stuhlbarg as Richard Clarke
· Peter Sarsgaard as Martin Schmidt
· Sullivan Jones as Floyd Bennet
· Tahar Rahim as Ali Soufan
· Virginia Kull as Kathy Shaughnessy
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alex Gibney as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Dan Futterman as CRTR/EP
· Lawrence Wright as BOOK/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Legendary Television