I Am the Night - a dark true story on Alibi: When does it air? Who is in the cast? Everything you need to know

Chris Pine and Patty Jenkins reunite for this gripping and mind-blowing tale, inspired by true events.

Critically-acclaimed dark and atmospheric drama I Am the Night will premiere in the UK this summer on Alibi.

Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins helms the opening two episodes, reuniting her with Chris Pine, who leads the cast alongside India Eisley.

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The series is inspired by the memoir One Day She'll Darken: The Mysterious Beginnings of Fauna Hodel.

When does I Am the Night air?

I Am the Night - Chris Pine stars in the Alibi drama

I Am the Night premieres on Alibi (BT TV 312/382) on Thursday nights at 9pm.

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UKTV's Emma Sparks said: "I am delighted to be working with WarnerMedia to bring this incredible series to Alibi.

"With all the elements of film noir, and an A-list cast with Chris Pine and with Patty Jenkins directing, it's the perfect show to build Alibi's portfolio of darker serialised crime drama."

The series, which airs on TNT in the US, has six episodes.

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Is I Am the Night a true story?

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 gynaecologist, Dr George Hodel (Jefferson Mays), a man involved in some of Hollywood's darkest debauchery, and possibly, its most infamous unsolved crime.

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Who is in the cast?

Golden Brooks in I Am the Night

Chris Pine (Wonder Woman) and India Eisley (Underwold Awakening), lead the cast as disgraced journalist Jay Singletary and Fauna Hodel – a child born into 1950s rural America who discovers her true origins are a world away in the rich and debauched world of post-war L.A.

The cast also includes 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.

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What have the critics said? First reviews

"A must-see TV drama" - Los Angeles Times

"Pine ... delivers one of his best performances as a dark, dangerous character" - USA Today

"A terrific lead performance from Chris Pine" - Rolling Stone

"A vivid TV treat" - Entertainment Weekly

How to watch Alibi on BT TV?

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BT TV customers can watch Alibi on channel 312.

It is available in HD on channel 382.

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