The Looming Tower

The Looming Tower

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  • 1
**THIS IS A SEASON PASS (PRE-ORDER) PURCHASE. ALL EPISODES FOR THIS SEASON WILL AUTOMATICALLY APPEAR IN YOUR LIBRARY ON 5/21/18.** Based on the Pulitzer-Prize winning book by Lawrence Wright, The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA during that time may have inadvertently set the path for the tragedy of 9/11. The series follows members of the I-49 Squad in New York and Alec Station in Washington, D.C., the counter-terrorism divisions of the FBI and CIA, respectively, as they travel the world fighting for ownership of information while seemingly working toward the same goal - trying to prevent an imminent attack on U.S. soil. The Looming Tower stars Jeff Daniels (John O’Neill), Tahar Rahim (Ali Soufan), Wrenn Schmidt (Diane Marsh), Bill Camp (Robert Chesney), Louis Cancelmi (Vince Stuart), Virginia Kull (Kathy Shaughnessy), Ella Rae Peck (Heather), Sullivan Jones (Floyd Bennet) with Michael Stuhlbarg (Richard Clarke) and Peter Sarsgaard (Martin Schmidt).
**THIS IS A SEASON PASS (PRE-ORDER) PURCHASE. ALL EPISODES FOR THIS SEASON WILL AUTOMATICALLY APPEAR IN YOUR LIBRARY ON 5/21/18.** Based on the Pulitzer-Prize winning book by Lawrence Wright, The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA during that time may have inadvertently set the path for the tragedy of 9/11. The series follows members of the I-49 Squad in New York and Alec Station in Washington, D.C., the counter-terrorism divisions of the FBI and CIA, respectively, as they travel the world fighting for ownership of information while seemingly working toward the same goal - trying to prevent an imminent attack on U.S. soil. The Looming Tower stars Jeff Daniels (John O’Neill), Tahar Rahim (Ali Soufan), Wrenn Schmidt (Diane Marsh), Bill Camp (Robert Chesney), Louis Cancelmi (Vince Stuart), Virginia Kull (Kathy Shaughnessy), Ella Rae Peck (Heather), Sullivan Jones (Floyd Bennet) with Michael Stuhlbarg (Richard Clarke) and Peter Sarsgaard (Martin Schmidt).

Season 1 (11 episodes)

  • 0. The Looming Tower: A First Look

    Original air date: 04/29/2018 Runtime: 2:56 min.

    Original air date: 04/29/2018 Runtime: 2:56 min. Acclaimed producers and cast of The Looming Tower describe how season 1 of the series will be an untold story of the long road to 9/11.

  • 1. Now it Begins...

    Original air date: 02/28/2018 Runtime: 50:02 min.

    Original air date: 02/28/2018 Runtime: 50:02 min. The chief of the FBI’s counter-terrorism unit, John O’Neill, invites rookie Muslim-American agent, Ali Soufan, onto his squad.

  • 2. Losing My Religion

    Original air date: 02/28/2018 Runtime: 50:28 min.

    Original air date: 02/28/2018 Runtime: 50:28 min. Following the simultaneous embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, the FBI begins its investigation on the ground while the CIA starts working on a retaliation plan.

  • 3. Mistakes Were Made

    Original air date: 02/28/2018 Runtime: 49:42 min.

    Original air date: 02/28/2018 Runtime: 49:42 min. The FBI finds one of the surviving terrorists and discovers a game changing lead in Nairobi, while the CIA’s retaliation plan is approved.

  • 4. Mercury

    Original air date: 03/07/2018 Runtime: 49:34 min.

    Original air date: 03/07/2018 Runtime: 49:34 min. Continuing to keep information from the FBI, Schmidt is fired from Alec Station. Diane makes an important discovery about the owner of the phone number Owhali gave Chesney.

  • 5. Y2K

    Original air date: 03/14/2018 Runtime: 46:15 min.

    Original air date: 03/14/2018 Runtime: 46:15 min. The CIA and FBI are on high alert as threats surrounding the new millennium abound. O’Neill and Soufan raid an AQ cell in Brooklyn. The CIA continues to hide vital information from the FBI.

  • 6. Boys at War

    Original air date: 03/21/2018 Runtime: 48:49 min.

    Original air date: 03/21/2018 Runtime: 48:49 min. Vince continues asking for permission to share Mihdhar’s visa with the FBI. O’Neill loses his briefcase and an investigation into his handling of classified materials begins.

  • 7. The General

    Original air date: 03/28/2018 Runtime: 50:28 min.

    Original air date: 03/28/2018 Runtime: 50:28 min. O’Neill and Soufan travel to Yemen to begin the investigation into the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole. The FBI becomes aware of a meeting in Malaysia and of Khallad.

  • 8. A Very Special Relationship

    Original air date: 04/04/2018 Runtime: 48:58 min.

    Original air date: 04/04/2018 Runtime: 48:58 min. Everyone adjusts to a new president and, with it, a shift in threat priority. The terrorists in the US, Hazmi, Mihdhar and Atta, are lost by their U.S. handler.

  • 9. Tuesday

    Original air date: 04/11/2018 Runtime: 48:07 min.

    Original air date: 04/11/2018 Runtime: 48:07 min. The CIA becomes aware that Hazmi and Mihdhar are gone and must relay that to the FBI. O’Neill accepts a job as head of security at the World Trade Center. Soufan is sent back to Yemen.

  • 10. 9/11

    Original air date: 04/18/2018 Runtime: 49:39 min.

    Original air date: 04/18/2018 Runtime: 49:39 min. September 11, 2001 and no one can get a hold of O’Neill. Soufan’s evacuation from Yemen stops short as the CIA Station Chief gives him all the answers he has been asking for.