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|I Am the Night|
|Genre|| Period drama |
|Written by|| Fauna Hodel (based on the autobiography of) |
|Directed by|| Patty Jenkins |
|Starring||See Cast & Characters|
|Producer(s)||Production & Crew|
|Production company(s)|| Turner's Studio T |
Sugar23’s Michael Sugar
|Original network(s)|| TNT |
Netflix (worldwide rights)
The series is scheduled to air on TNT on January 28th, 2019.
Inspired by true events, I Am the Night tells the incredible story of Fauna Hodel (India Eisley), a teenage girl given away at birth, growing up outside of Reno, Nevada. Fauna had always lived with her contradictions and her mysterious origins, until she makes a discovery that leads her to question everything. As Fauna begins to investigate the secrets of her past, she meets Jay Singletary (Chris Pine), a ruined reporter haunted by the case that undid him. Together they follow a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Los Angeles gynecologist, Dr. George Hodel, a man involved in some of Hollywood’s darkest debauchery, and possibly, its most infamous unsolved crime. 
Cast and Characters Edit
Turner's TNT has greenlit straight to series the new drama I Am the Night (formerly titled One Day She'll Darken). Chris Pine (Wonder Woman, Star Trek) executive produces and stars as Jay Singletary, a former Marine-turned-hack-reporter/paparazzo. The talented roster joining Pine includes India Eisley (Underworld Awakening, Look Away) as Fauna Hodel, Tony Award Winner Jefferson Mays (The Americans, Law & Order: SVU) as George Hodel, Leland Orser (Berlin Station) as Peter Sullivan, Yul Vazquez (Last Flag Flying) as Billis, Dylan Smith (Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Lemonade) as Sepp, Golden Brooks (Girlfriends) as Jimmy Lee, Justin Cornwell (Training Day, We Are Boats) as Terrence Shye, Jay Paulson (Mad Men) as Ohls and Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman) as Corinna Hodel.
"Patty Jenkins is a phenomenally talented director who has always delivered powerful characters, from the unforgettable true-life serial killer in Monster to the game-changing superhero warrior in Wonder Woman," said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT. "I Am the Night is a mind-boggling true mystery with unpredictable twists and turns and edge-of-your-seat chills. Sam Sheridan, an expert storyteller, has delivered scripts that entertain, frighten and tell tales of redemption and a powerful search for identity. Chris Pine has wowed us with so many of his performances, and knowing how multi-dimensional his character is in I Am the Night, we are so lucky to have an actor as talented as he is to lead this cast."
Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman, Monster) directed the first two episodes. Sam Sheridan, author of A Fighter's Heart and The Disaster Diaries, wrote five of the six episodes, inspired by the life of Fauna Hodel. The series is produced by Turner's Studio T, with Jenkins, Anonymous Content and Sugar23’s Michael Sugar (13 Reasons Why, Spotlight), Pine, Sheridan and Carl Franklin, (House of Cards, Homeland) serving as executive producers, with Franklin also directing two episodes. 
Turner's TNT has set additional principal cast to the new six-episode drama series I Am the Night. Chris Pine (Wonder Woman, Star Trek) executive produces and stars as Jay Singletary, a former Marine-turned-hack-reporter/paparazzo. The talented roster joining Pine includes India Eisley (Underworld Awakening, Look Away) as Fauna Hodel, Tony Award Winner Jefferson Mays (The Americans, Law & Order: SVU) as George Hodel, Yul Vazquez (Last Flag Flying) as Billis, Justin Cornwell (Training Day, We Are Boats) as Terrence Shye, Dylan Smith (Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Lemonade) as Sepp, Jay Paulson (Mad Men) as Ohls and Golden Brooks (Girlfriends) as Jimmy Lee. Previously announced star Leland Orser (Berlin Station) will appear as Peter Sullivan, a Night Managing Editor for the Los Angeles Times.
Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman, Monster) is attached to direct the first two episodes. Sam Sheridan, author of A Fighter's Heart and The Disaster Diaries, is set to write the series, inspired by the life of Fauna Hodel. The series is being produced by Turner's Studio T, with Jenkins, Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar (13 Reasons Why, Spotlight), Pine and Sheridan serving as executive producers. Production begins next month in Los Angeles. 
On December 17, 2018, it was revealed that the true events that inspired TNT drama I Am the Night will be turned into a companion podcast. The cable network is partnering with Cadence13 to release eight-part podcast, titled Root of Evil: The True Story of the Hodel Family and the Black Dahlia that will feature interviews with the real people impacted by the Black Dahlia murder. Root of Evil debuts February 13, 2019, on Apple Podcasts and other podcasting platforms.
The real-life daughters of Fauna Hodel, Yvette Gentile and Rasha Pecoraro, host Root of Evil, telling their family history through interviews with their family members. The podcast was executive produced by Cadence13's Zak Levitt. "Root of Evil will satisfy as a stand-alone piece of suspenseful entertainment and, for those who both watch and listen, also provide a whole new level of real-life, nail-biting mystery," said TNT chief marketing officer Michael Engleman.
Added Levitt, "this is a story more than 70 years in the making. The Black Dahlia has generated incredible interest and attention through the years, but nothing has gotten to the heart of the incredibly painful, and ultimately triumphant story of the family that has had to carry the Hodel name — a name synonymous with the most brutal unsolved murder in American history. Through fresh interviews with the Hodel family, and a trove of never-before-heard archival audio, we hope Root of Evil will be the most three-dimensional Black Dahlia story yet." 
Promotional Taglines Edit
- A preview screening of the first episode was shown on November 9, 2018 at the AFI Film Festival.
- On January 8th, 2019, TNT announced that is teaming up with the hit podcast My Favorite Murder to bring an exclusive live episode hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark on January 15th, 2019 at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles. On the anniversary of the Black Dahlia’s death, and in the same city where she was killed, Karen and Georgia dived deeper into Hollywood’s most notorious murder before an exclusive screening of TNT’s new limited series “I Am the Night”. Star Jefferson Mays also attended, talking about playing Dr. George Hodel and the series. 
- Suspense Collection — Anthology series of premium scripted dramas.
- The Alienist — Outstanding Limited Series