Preview – The Looming Tower

The Looming Tower
Picture Shows: John O'Neill (JEFF DANIELS). Image Credit: BBC/Hulu/JoJo Whilden.

This Emmy-nominated historical drama based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Lawrence Wright deals with one of the biggest issues of recent times: could America has stopped the 9/11 attacks.

With the CIA withholding information on a plot by al-Qaeda, John O’Neill (Jeff Daniels), the chief of the counterterrorism unit at the FBI, recruits a rookie Muslim-American agent named Ali Soufan (Tahar Rahim) to join his quad. Meanwhile, veteran agent Bob Chesney (Bill Camp) follows a lead to Kenya, on the eve of a major atrocity.

The Looming Tower is on BBC Two at 21.30.