If (like me) you were one of those annoying people that wouldn’t shut up about HBO’s The Wire, then prepare yourself for a brand new event series from its creator. David Simon (The Wire, Treme) returns to HBO for an all new mini-series Show Me A Hero.
Based on the bestselling book and on real life events, the six-part series tells the story of Mayor Nick Wasicsko (Oscar Isaac) as he took office during a turbulent time in history.
In an America generations removed from the greatest civil rights struggles of the 1960s, the young mayor (Oscar Isaac) of a mid-sized American city is faced with a federal court order that says he must build a small number of low-income housing units in the white neighborhoods of his town. His attempt to do so tears the entire city apart, paralyzes the municipal government and, ultimately, destroys the mayor and his political future.
Directed by Paul Haggis (Crash) and starring Oscar Isaac Catherine Keener, Alfred Molina, Winona Ryder, LaTanya Richardson-Jackson, Bob Balaban and Jim Belushi. Show Me A Hero arrives in double episode blocks form this August.
From creator David Simon (‘Treme’ and ‘The Wire’) and director Paul Haggis (‘Crash’), and based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Lisa Belkin, this six-part miniseries explores notions of home, race and community through the lives of elected officials, bureaucrats, activists and ordinary citizens in Yonkers, NY.
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