Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, 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.
It centers on FBI counterterrorism chief John O’Neill, who had been advocating for a deeper investigation into al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden. But O’Neill was pushed out of the FBI, and on 9/11, he was working at the World Trade Center as the head of security.
The 10-episode limited drama series starts Wednesdays on Hulu.