We recently wrote about Chelsea resident Jeff Daniels' casting as lawyer Atticus Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird," on Broadway in November.
Now, Daniels stares in "The Looming Tower," a 10-part series about what happened between 1998 and the devastating attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, writes Julie Hinds of the Detroit Free Press. It premieres Wednesday.
"We had brilliant, we had experienced, we had knowledgeable, we had competent in the late '90s," Daniels tells the Freep, referring to U.S. leadership two decades ago.
"And 9/11 still happened, because divided we fail.
"Where are we today? We're more divided and you might want to take out brilliant, experienced, knowledgeable and competent, certainly when you're looking at the top." . . .
“And you go, ‘Do you feel safer? Do you feel like we've learned anything? Do you feel like we’re in a better positions?' Which is what art does. It asks questions, and I think it asks some serious ones.”
Hulu, a subscription channel, posts about the series:
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.