Two decades later Wire premiering on HBO, the network is preparing another crime thriller like the popular Emmy-nominated series. Are from Wire Creator David Simon arrives We own this cityannounced the first trailer on Wednesday.
Taking place, again, in Baltimore, the movie stars bruiser Jon Bernthal (Zombie, The Who punished) as a corrupt cop in the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Hunting Task Force.
“I just wanted to run one of your theories,” said Bernthal’s Sgt. Wayne Jenkins poses in the trailer. “Let’s say we’re investigating and we find a big drug dealer, a real goddamn monster, right? We found out where he kept his cash, and we actually discovered it. It’s right in front of us. And we just, you know, we accept it. “
It was the plot of We own this city, which shows abusive police undermining the system to reap the rewards of America’s war on drugs. Based on the book of the same name by Baltimore Sun investigative reporter Justin Fenton, limited series chronicling how these police officers were able to keep their jobs after their shocking crimes and corruption.
In addition to Bernthal, the series stars Wunmi Mosaku, Jamie Hector, McKinley Belcher III, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Josh Charles, Dagmara Domińczyk, Rob Brown, Don Harvey, David Corenswet, Larry Mitchell, Ian Duff, Delaney Williams, and Lucas Van Engen.
We own this city just Simon’s latest collaboration with HBO, after Wire, Kill Generations, Treme, The Deuceand Conspiracy against America. He co-created the series with Wire producer George Pelecanos, with King RichardReinaldo Marcus Green attached to direct the story.
We own this city premieres on HBO and HBO Max on April 25.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/we-own-this-city-trailer-jon-bernthal-is-a-corrupt-cop-in-hbo-crime-drama-from-the-wire-team?source=articles&via=rss Jon Bernthal is the corrupt cop in HBO’s crime drama from team ‘The Wire’