The Looming Tower (Hulu) – Premieres 28th February
Drama set in the late ‘90s where it follows the rivalry between the FBI and CIA during their attempts to catch Osama Bin Laden and to stop the threat of Al-Quada.
The show is centred around the FBI counter terrorism division, who after bringing rookie agent Ali Soufan into the team, use his knowledge of the area and the religion to begin to decipher the threats they’ve gleaned from the CIA. Who in turn, are unwilling to share information they’ve recently gathered from a hard drive they captured, fearing that the FBI would force them into operations based on the intel too early.
This leads to Soufan being sent out to participate on a raid in Albania where they break up a terrorist cell producing explosives. After Soufan relays this information back to the FBI, they work out that Al-Quada are planning to take out a high profile target that the CIA already know about. Which is then proved correct as they blow up the US embassy in Kenya.
For an opening episode the programme goes along at a decent pace and keeps your interest all the way through. It’s a well worth a watch.