TNT’s released the first official trailer for the dramatic limited series, I Am the Night. The six episode season reunites executive producer and director Patty Jenkins with actor and executive producer Chris Pine. Jenkins directed Pine in Wonder Woman and its sequel, Wonder Woman 1984, which is currently in production.
The limited series also stars India Eisley, Jefferson Mays, Leland Orser, Yul Vazquez, Dylan Smith, Golden Brooks, Justin Cornwell, Jay Paulson, and Connie Nielsen. In addition to Pine and Jenkins, Michael Sugar, Sam Sheridan, and Carl Franklin serve as executive producers. Franklin also directed two episodes and Sheridan wrote five of the limited series’ six episodes.
The Plot and Characters: I Am the Night tells the incredible story of Fauna Hodel (Eisley) who was given away at birth. As Fauna begins to investigate the secrets to her past, she follows a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Hollywood gynecologist, Dr. George Hodel (Mays), a man involved in the darkest Hollywood debauchery. Pine plays Jay Singletary, a former Marine-turned-hack-reporter/paparazzo.
- Fauna Hodel aka “Pat” (Eisley): A naïve young girl growing up outside of Reno, Nevada, who embarks on a desperate quest to discover who she is, a quest that throws her identity into crisis.
- George Hodel (Mays): A former child prodigy, now a brilliant doctor who entertained and inspired a Hollywood salon of the avant-garde in the 40’s until a scandal broke and sent his famous friends scurrying.
- Billis (Vazquez): A freelancing LAPD sergeant and problem-solver for the brass whose fear has turned to hate. He finds himself caught in the vise of corruption and the interests he has to protect.
- Terrence Shye (Cornwell): A gifted young man stuck between an engineering apprenticeship and the streets of Watts.
- Sepp (Smith): A struggling artist, Sepp is twisted beyond recognition by guilt and tragedy.
- Ohls (Paulson): An LAPD detective and a Korean War vet who owes his life to Jay Singletary; he and Jay share the alienation of warriors coming home.
- Jimmy Lee (Brooks): Fauna’s mother, a former lounge singer, still consumed by bitterness from the injustice of Jim Crow Mississippi and a life of missed opportunities and squandered chances.