HBO’s The Night Of was created as a miniseries, but HBO isn’t ruling out the possibility of a second season, executive producer Steven Zaillian said at the show’s Television Critics Association press day on Saturday. “We’re thinking about it, and if we come up with something that we all feel is worthy, we’ll do it,” he told journalists during the show’s panel discussion. “This was designed as a stand-alone piece. That being said, there are ways of certainly taking what it feels like it’s about and doing another series.”
The show — which follows a young Pakistani-American college student, Nasir Khan (Riz Ahmed), accused of murdering a girl — is building up to a finale in which we will discover whether or not he did commit the crime. For those still wondering: No, the first season of Serial did not impact the story for The Night Of. Ahmed said they were in the middle of filming episode seven when Sarah Koenig’s podcast began, and they thought, Isn’t that weird?