HBO has dropped the official We Own This City trailer for its upcoming crime drama miniseries, centering around a corrupt police department. It is slated to make its debut on Monday, April 25.
The video, which you can check out below, highlights the rise and fall of a corrupt police task force led by Jon Bernthal’s character Sgt. Wayne Jenkins as they have gone completely rogue and began hunting and robbing citizens and drug dealers. It also highlights Wunmi Mosaki’s Nicole Steele as she starts an investigation on Baltimore’s high mass incarceration rate.
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We Own This City is based on Justin Fenton’s non-fiction book of the same name. “It chronicles the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force and the corruption and moral collapse that befell an American city in which the policies of drug prohibition and mass arrest were championed at the expense of actual police work,” reads the synopsis.
The limited drama stars Jon Bernthal, Wunmi Mosaku, Jamie Hector, Josh Charles, McKinley Belcher III, Dagmara Domińczyk, Rob Brown, Don Harvey, David Corenswet, Larry Mitchell, Ian Duff, and Lucas Van Engen.
Additional cast includes Jamie Hector, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Domenick Lombardozzi, Trey Chaney, Delaney Williams, Jermaine Crawford, Anwan Glover, Chris Clanton, Nathan Corbett, Maria Broom, Susan Rome, and Michael Salconi.
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We Own This City is developed and executive produced by The Wire team George Pelecanos and David Simon, and directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green. Executive producers are Green, Nina K. Noble, Ed Burns, William F. Zorzi, and Kary Antholis.