The Night Of: HBO 'Very Optimistic' About Season 2 Renewal

It appears The Night Of is not calling it a day.

HBO programming president Casey Bloys tells TVLine that series creators Richard Price and Steven Zaillian are currently “trading ideas” on what a potential season 2 will look like, adding that he’s “very optimistic” the duo will “crack” the case.

“They’re going to come to us when they are excited about something,” he adds.

Season 2 would exist in the same world as Season 1, so don’t expect an American Crime-style reset. “I don’t think that we would all of a sudden move to Chicago or another city,” says Bloys, who also confirmed that there would likely be “some overlap” on the casting front.

The exec declined to say which cast members would likely be back, but we’re guessing John Turturro’s John Stone and his feline companion are both locks. (At least they better be.)

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11 Comments
  1. kirads09 says:

    “Some overlap” in casting. More John Turturro PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE – yes, and the cat AND Fisher Stevens as his pharmacist !

  2. TvLover says:

    I hope that John Turtorro comes back and they bring the cat too. I think the actor was great.
    If, they’re able to have Riz Ahmed for a few episodes that’d be good, although I felt that his storylines was mostly tied up well.
    I’d prefer the focus be on Turtorro’s character anyway.

  3. Dennis says:

    Bring back the cat!!!

  4. Guest says:

    Great news…I can’t wait!

  5. Jordan says:

    After promoting this is as a limited serries and being nominated as one, it’s going to be an Ongoing series? It’s not going to be an anthology series?

  6. Yoko says:

    Great series that needed to end where it did. Second season not needed.

  7. Jim A. says:

    HBO is about to make the same mistake that Showtime is making with “The Affair”. Both shows were meant to be one season “events” and the execs fell in love with the revenue that comes with the ratings. The Affair is now headed for a fourth (!) season and has turned into complete nonsense. Like The Affair, The Night Of was a great one season show but I don’t see how it can continue and still be good and I hate to see a great actor like John Turturro mired in the garbage that Dominic West is in over at The Affair.

  8. E Grande says:

    One big flaw in this series is that Naz did not have any blood splattered on him. You think at the very least the defense would have used this.

  9. Deborah Gregory says:

    The night of is brilliant. It deserves a second season!