Broadcast network FOX has demonstrated particular interest in this format, with a 6-episode run of “The X-Files” earlier this year. Next year, a new season of “Prison Break” will air, which is rumored to have 9-10 episodes.
Cable networks and OTT services have been pursuing this darker type of show as well, and it was reported last week that the highest paid actor in the world, Robert Downey Jr., was allegedly considering the “prestige of TV” and working on an HBO limited series.
"The Night Manager" features British actor Tom Hiddleston attempting to embed into the crew of an arms dealer.
Seemingly, the ability to expand upon the traditional film by enhancing it with additional hours provides the allure for producing a limited series.
The 95-minute series finale for “The Night Of” will appear on HBO this Sunday, August 28, at 9 p.m. EST.
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