Trailer arrives for Patty Jenkins' Black Dahlia mini-series I Am the Night

I Am the Night Patty Jenkins

Between working together on WONDER WOMAN and the currently-in-production sequel WONDER WOMAN '84, director Patty Jenkins and actor Chris Pine also worked together on the six episode TNT mini-series I Am the Night (which was announced under the title One Day She'll Darken.) The show isn't expected to air on TNT until January 2019, but a trailer for it has already been released.

Written by Sam Sheridan and inspired by the autobiography of Fauna Hodel, the mini-series will tell 

the incredible story of Fauna Hodel, who was given away by her teenage birth mother to a black restroom attendant in a Nevada casino in 1949. As Fauna begins to investigate the secrets to her past, she follows a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Hollywood gynecologist, Dr. George Hodel, a man involved in the darkest Hollywood debauchery, the spider in the web around the legendary "Black Dahlia" murder of Elizabeth Short in Los Angeles in 1947.

The role of Fauna, a.k.a. Pat, is played by UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING's India Eisley. She is joined in the cast by Pine as Marine-turned-paparazzo Jay Singletary, who ""was disgraced over his story about Hodel years ago, but now he sees a glimmer of redemption. This may be the opportunity he has  been hopelessly waiting for, but inside this riddle lies a moral quandary he never expected: a labyrinth into the evil in men's hearts that will shake the unsteady Jay to his foundations"; Jefferson Mays as Dr. George Hodel, "a former child prodigy, now a brilliant doctor who entertained and inspired a Hollywood salon of the avant-garde in the ’40s until a scandal broke and sent his famous friends scurrying"; Yul Vasquez as Billis, "a freelancing LAPD sergeant and problem-solver for the brass whose fear has turned to hate"; Justin Cornwell as Terrence Shye, "a gifted young man stuck between an engineering apprenticeship and the streets of Watts"; Dylan Smith as struggling artist Sepp, "who’s twisted beyond recognition by guilt and tragedy"; Golden Brooks as Fauna's mother Jimmy Lee, a former lounge singer "consumed by bitterness from the injustice of Jim Crow Mississippi and a life of missed opportunities and squandered chances"; Leland Orser as Los Angeles Times editor Peter Sullivan; and Jay Paulson as LAPD detective Ohls, "a Korean War vet who owes his life to Jay Singletary".

The trailer can be seen below, and this looks to be a very interesting approach to digging into the infamous Black Dahlia murder case. 

I Am the Night appears to be something worth checking out... next year.

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