Pakistani-American college student Nasir “Naz” Khan, who lives with his parents in Queens, NY, takes his father’s taxi to go a party in Manhattan. But what starts as a perfect night for Naz becomes a nightmare when he’s arrested for murder.
Starring John Turturro (“Fading Gigolo,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”) and Riz Ahmed (“Nightcrawler”), the show delves into the intricacies of a complex New York City murder case with cultural and political overtones. The story examines the police investigation, the legal proceedings, the criminal justice system and Rikers Island, where the accused await trial.
Part 1: “The Beach”
Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 10 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT)
What starts as a perfect night for Pakistani-American student Nasir “Naz” Khan (Riz Ahmed) becomes a nightmare when he’s arrested for murder.
Part 2: “Subtle Beast”
Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 17 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
As attorney John Stone (John Turturro) counsels Naz, lead detective Dennis Box (Bill Camp) investigates the crime.
Part 3: “A Dark Crate”
Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 24 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Awaiting his formal arraignment at Rikers Island, Naz (Riz Ahmed) realizes that his survival, or perhaps his demise, rests with a particular inmate, Freddy (Michael Kenneth Williams).
Part 4: “The Art of War”
Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 31 (9:00-10:00 p.m.
Stone (John Turturro) works to uncover information about the crime.