HBO has released the trailer for We Own This City, a new series from The Wire creator and former Baltimore Sun reporter David Simon.
The We Own This City limited series is based on the book by Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton, and it centers on the infamous Gun Trace Task Force, a plainclothes police unit that went rogue and began robbing drug dealers and everyday citizens in Baltimore under the guise of enforcing anti-drug laws.
The series dives into the inner dynamics of the group, led by Sgt. Wayne Jenkins (played by Jon Bernthal), and the ways it descended into corruption, causing chaos throughout the city.
The series also focuses on the FBI investigation that ultimately led to the group’s downfall.
While some members of the task force willingly participated in the group’s illegal activities, the show profiles how more reluctant members got sucked in, as well as how they worked to cooperate with the federal investigation.
Here’s the trailer:
The cast includes a few old faces from The Wire such as Jamie Hector in addition to 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.
The series was co-created by Simon’s longtime collaborator George Pelecanos, it is directed and executive produced by Reinaldo Marcus Green and executive produced by Nina K. Noble, Ed Burn and Kary Antholis.
We Own This City premieres on HBO on April 25th.