One of the most disturbing true crimes in US history comes under the spotlight in this unmissable six-parter
I Am The Night, Thursday 1 August, 9pm, alibi/HD (CH 126/226). All episodes available after episode 1 in Catch Up > Channels > alibi
Looking for a new crime drama to keep you glued to the sofa? All the evidence suggests you’ll be obsessed by I Am The Night, alibi’s new and exclusive six-part mystery from the States.
Starring Chris Pine (Star Trek) and executive produced and directed by Wonder Woman’s Patty Jenkins, this noir thriller based on true events is a tense, stylish and unmissable exploration of vintage Hollywood’s seamy underworld.
After being given away as a baby, teenage girl Fauna Hodel (India Eisley) makes a discovery that leads her to question her true origins. Meeting a disgraced reporter (Chris Pine), her quest to uncover her past leads the pair closer and closer to one of the most notorious murders in Tinseltown history.
Intrigued? We thought you might be. Here are five reasons you need I Am The Night in your life right now…
1. It’s based on a true story
Circling the drama is infamous Hollywood doctor George Hodel, the prime suspect in the unsolved 1947 murder of Elizabeth Short, aka the Black Dahlia. I Am The Night takes its inspiration from the real Fauna Hodel’s 2008 memoir, One Day She’ll Darken, in which she explores her connection to Dr Hodel and his part in one of America’s most enduring (and brutal) mysteries.
2. You’ll go nuts for Pine
The A-lister plays Jay Singletary, a Korean War veteran whose career as a journalist was ruined when he tried (and failed) to crack the Black Dahlia case. Pine hits all the right noir-ish notes as an outsider who gets drawn deeper and deeper into Hollywood’s dark heart.
3. Patty Jenkins is in charge
As if I Am The Night didn’t have enough star power with Chris Pine on board, Jenkins, who previously worked with the actor on Wonder Woman, is executive producer and directs two of the six episodes. An example if ever there was one that small-screen dramas are as ambitious as they’ve ever been.
4. It’s super stylish
Set in the 1960s, I Am The Night absolutely nails the period detail. From the clothes to the cars to the contrasting worlds of Hollywood’s grimy gutter life and cocktail-sipping high society, it’s brilliantly immersive. In a dark, twisted and unsettling sort of way, of course.
5. You can binge it all at once!
Sure, you can watch this dazzlingly brilliant drama on a weekly basis. We promise not to judge. But if you can’t wait to find out what happens after watching the first episode (trust us, you won’t) you can find the entire season in Catch Up TV.
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