HBO just released a teaser trailer for We Own This City—a limited series coming out on April 25 that’s being executive produced by our founder, Kary Antholis. Based on the book by Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton, We Own This City 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.
Cast includes Jon Bernthal, 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.
Guest stars include Treat Williams, Gabrielle Carteris, Tray Chaney, Domenick Lombardozzi, Thaddeus Street, Jermaine Crawford, Nathan E. Corbett, Chris Clanton, Anwan Glover, Bobby Brown, Michael Salconi, Susan Rome, Kim Tuvin, and Maria Broom.
The six-episode series is created and executive produced by George Pelecanos and David Simon; directed and executive produced by Reinaldo Marcus Green; executive produced by Nina K. Noble, Ed Burns, and Kary Antholis. Co-executive producer Bill Zorzi. Writers include Pelecanos, Simon, Burns, Zorzi, and D. Watkins.
Watch the teaser trailer in full above, and check out some of the interviews that Kary Antholis has done with David Simon, George Pelecanos, and Justin Fenton below.
- “Episode 24: David Simon, The Wire, The Corner, and Homicide – Part 1 of 4″
- “Episode 25: David Simon, The Wire, The Corner, and Homicide – Part 2 of 4″
- “Episode 26: David Simon, The Wire, The Corner, and Homicide – Part 3 of 4″
- “Episode 27: David Simon, The Wire, The Corner, and Homicide – Part 4 of 4″