The second trailer for Patty Jenkins‘ limited series I Am the Night, starring Chris Pine, is here, and it is quite unhinged, to say the least.
Written by Sam Sheridan and inspired by true events, I Am the Night tells the gripping story of Fauna Hodel (India Eisley), a teenage girl who is given away at birth, and grows up outside of Reno, Nevada. Fauna lives more-or-less comfortably with the mysteries of her origin, until one day she makes a discovery that leads her to question everything.
As Fauna begins to investigate the secrets of her past, she meets a ruined reporter (Pine), 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 (Jefferson Mays), a man involved in some of Hollywood’s darkest debauchery, and possibly, its most infamous unsolved crime.
The Black Dahlia murder is familiar territory because of the graphic nature of the crime, and while we’ve seen it explored on film by directors like Brian De Palma, I’m fascinated with Jenkins’ take on the case.
Watch the trailer for I Am the Night below. TNT will air this six-part series beginning January 28, 2019.