Friday, 13 October 2017

Amazon to Bring Daring New Drama The Looming Tower from Legendary TV to Prime Video Members Around the World in 2018

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Jeff Daniels, Alec Baldwin and Peter Sarsgaard to star in highly anticipated series from Legendary TV, coming to Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories worldwide

Amazon today announced that it will bring the highly anticipated new series, The Looming Tower, as an exclusive to Prime Video members outside of the U.S. in early 2018Starring Emmy-Award winner Jeff Daniels (The Martian, Newsroom) and Golden Globe, Emmy, and Screen Actors Guild Award-winner Alec Baldwin (30 Rock, The Departed), the highly anticipated 10-episode series is based on the Pulitzer Prize winning exposé of the same name by Lawrence Wright. Produced by Legendary TV, The Looming Tower will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories.

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.

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 Prime Video customers around the world are going to love this entertaining and thought-provoking series.”

Adapted for television by Academy Award-nominated writer Dan Futterman (Foxcatcher, Capote) and directed by 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), the series stars Jeff DanielsTahar RahimPeter SarsgaardBill CampMichael StuhlbargVirginia KullSullivan JonesWrenn Schmidt and Alec Baldwin.

“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.”

Futterman, Gibney and Wright serve as executive producers on the series which recently wrapped production in New York. 

The Looming Tower will launch in more than 200 countries and territories on Prime Video in 2018. Amazon Original Series and popular movies and TV shows are available for Prime Video members to stream or download and enjoy anytime, anywhere at no additional cost to customers in new Prime Video territories at an introductory price of $2.99 (about R40) per month for the remainder of 2017, and $5.99 (about R80) thereafter.  Members can watch via the Prime Video app on Android and iOS phones and tablets, popular LG and Samsung Smart TVs, Android TV by Sony, Sony PlayStation 3 and 4, or online at PrimeVideo.com.

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