- Hulu‘s latest original series, “The Looming Tower,” is a gripping political drama of the events leading up to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
- The 10-episode limited series stars Jeff Daniels, Michael Stulhbarg, Alec Baldwin, and Peter Sarsgaard.
- “The Looming Tower” currently stands at a 95% “Fresh” rating on the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.
- Critics have praised the show’s first three episodes, which all premiered Wednesday on Hulu, with subsequent episodes airing weekly.
Hulu’s latest original series, “The Looming Tower,” is a gripping political drama of the governmental infighting that led up to the events of 9/11.
The 10-episode limited series stars Jeff Daniels as John O’Neill, a special agent in charge of the FBI’s counterterrorism efforts. Michael Stulhbarg, Alec Baldwin, and Peter Sarsgaard also star in the series. It’s a dramatic adaptation of Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, non-fiction book of the same name.
Critics have praised the wide scope of the first three episodes of the series, which Hulu premiered on Wednesday, with subsequent episodes appearing weekly.
“The Looming Tower” currently stands at a 95% “Fresh” rating on the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.
The series earned praise from The Washington Post as an “instantly absorbing” take on Wright’s book.
The Boston Globe’s Matthew Gilbert described watching the series as “like watching Tom and Jerry play a testosterone-fueled game of cat and mouse while a venomous snake quietly slithers past them in a suicide vest.”
The “venomous snake” in the series represents the rise of Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden, whom the show depicts as being able to orchestrate the attacks of 9/11 as governmental infighting between the CIA and FBI steadily thwarts the US government’s counterterrorism efforts.
“The Looming Tower” is thus far Hulu’s most critically acclaimed release since the first season of its Emmy Award-winning dystopian series “The Handmaid’s Tale.”