WEB DESK: HBO , widely known for the most famous TV series, Game of Thrones, is back yet again with a series that looks very promising. The new series, ‘The Night Of’ has centered a Pakistani artist as its main character, the ‘Nightcrawler’ actor, Riz Ahmed.
HBO new miniseries, ‘The Night Of’, is based on BBC’S ‘Criminal Justice’, and is about a young Pakistani college student who is accused of murder. The story rotates around a Pakistani cabbie student who, picks up an attractive young woman and after a fun night is found in a bed with a woman stabbed to death beside him.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the creators of the show, they said that they wanted to move the show to New York and change the British main character to a Pakistani one.
“In the British series he’s a white kid because most of the cabdrivers are white. Most of the cabdrivers in New York City are not,” Mr. Zaillian says, crediting Mr. Price with suggesting the switch. “That one decision affected the whole show.”
He chose to keep the central character a Pakistani because he knew more about Pakistanis than any other ethnicity the character may have belonged to.
Actor Riz Ahmed, who was in Nightcrawler and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, will be portraying Naz, a college student who is the accused killer.