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Air Date: February 28th, 2018

Series Summary
A chronicle of events leading to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks by tracing rising threats; based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Lawrence Wright.

Genres: Drama

Episodes

Next Episode - Season 1, Ep. 1 : Now It Begins ...Feb 28, 2018

John O'Neill, the chief of the FBI's counter-terrorism unit, invites rookie agent Ali Soufan, a Muslim-American, onto his squad; they soon realize that their work is just the beginning when two American embassies are bombed.

  • Season 1 - Episode 4 Mar 7, 2018

  • Season 1 - Episode 3 : Mistakes Were Made Feb 28, 2018

    The FBI finds one of the surviving terrorists and discovers a game-changing lead in Nairobi; the CIA's retaliation plan is approved.

  • Season 1 - Episode 2 : Losing My Religion Feb 28, 2018

    Following the simultaneous embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, the FBI begins a ground investigation while the CIA starts working on a retaliation plan.

  • Season 1 - Episode 1 : Now It Begins ... Feb 28, 2018

    John O'Neill, the chief of the FBI's counter-terrorism unit, invites rookie agent Ali Soufan, a Muslim-American, onto his squad; they soon realize that their work is just the beginning when two American embassies are bombed.

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  • The Looming Tower demands a hasty combination of faith in the storytellers and half-forgotten knowledge of the history. Absent that, the series is essentially like a well-shot, brilliantly cast, fast-moving season of Homeland, which is better than the actual current season of Homeland. Show More

  • Whenever it glimpses into the private lives of men like O’Neill, The Looming Tower accentuates these individuals’ character flaws, but it leaves us only with a sense of conflicted anticipation, waiting for O’Neill and his cohorts to return to work so that we can witness their critical failures. Show More

  • Tower feels like a real-life Homeland, with romantic subplots uneasily shoehorned into a narrative that shifts between tense missions abroad and heated debates behind close doors. ... Looming over it all is our own terrible knowledge of where this will end on 9/11. [19 Feb - 4 Mar 2018, p.14] Show More

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