USA. New York. September 11, 2001. Perhaps everyone knows the date of this tragic event. The American series “THE LOOMING TOWER season 2” is based on the plot of the book by writer Lawrence Wright “The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11”. This series will not detail the viewer with the terrorist act itself. It tells about the personalities and motivations of the persons involved in the preparation of the terrorist act, as well as the fate and struggle of the special agents and special services that do everything possible for the security of their people.

The planned release date is February 28, 2018.

Genre is a political drama.

The number of episodes is 10.

Number of seasons – 1-2.

Shooting of the second season has not yet begun. Whether they will begin – will depend on the success of season 1, and the interest of the viewer.

The plot of the series

1 season

The fact that the Al Qaeda terrorist group is preparing attacks against the people of the United States is becoming more evident every day, with every reconnaissance operation. But constant omissions, “concealment” of important information between the CIA and the FBI prepare the ground for the inevitable tragedy. Everything happens exclusively at the hands of terrorists. In search of the main villain of Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, something went wrong. No one was able to prevent the tragedy of September 11, 2001, but they were able to guess.

2 season

The creation of the 10-episode film “THE LOOMING TOWER” does not imply continuation in the form of a second or more seasons. According to the director, the tragedy of September 11 was shown to the viewer almost from all sides. And it’s extremely difficult to add something.
However, for the second season there is the idea of ​​creating a film about the psychological component of members of the Al-Qaeda grouping and the special agents of the FBI and the CIA, deeply and subtly felt by the author of the book. After all, everyone is interested in the motivations of people consciously going to death and murder. Learning these motives, we could prevent such tragedy.

Main characters

  • Ali Soufan (actor Takhar Rahim) is a Lebanese-American FBI agent in the past, struggling with terrorism all his life. According to the agent, he could prevent the attack, but colleagues from the CIA did not always share intelligence information, which led to the tragedy. This is what served the departure of Ali Sufan from the service in 2005. Currently, Ali Soufan is a national security adviser.
  • John O’Neal (actor Jeff Daniels) is an expert on the fight against terrorism, the main hunter behind the leader of Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden. Until 2000 he worked in the FBI, starting with the special agent and ending with the head of the FBI’s National Security Division. He was fired because of the secret information from the FBI office. According to a tragic coincidence, in 2001 he became head of the security service at the World Trade Center, where he died on September 11 during the terrorist attack.
  • Richard Alan Clarke (actor Michael Stalberg) is an American politician, publicist, specialist in the fight against terrorism. In 2001, he was an adviser to President George W. Jr. on fighting terrorism. Since 2003, Richard Alan Clark has been teaching and publishing books.

Interesting Facts

  1. The book “The Troubled Tower: Al-Qaida and the Way to September 11th” by writer Lawrence Wright became his most popular work. For the book he received a huge number of awards and prizes.
  2. In the above book, the writer says that before the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack, Osama bin Laden quoted the words from the Koran 4:78 “Wherever you are, death will find you, even if you are in high towers.” Hence the name of the book.
  3. Actor Takhar Rahim is a Frenchman of Algerian origin.
  4. The full name of Osama bin Laden is Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden. His father is a billionaire. For providing information about the whereabouts of the main terrorist, the FBI assigned a reward of $ 25 million.

THE LOOMING TOWER season 2 release date

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