‘We Own This City’: David Simon and ‘The Wire’ Veterans Return to Baltimore for an HBO Show About Police Corruption
Posted on Friday, March 5th, 2021 by Ben Pearson
The Wire creator David Simon is not done exploring corruption in Baltimore just yet.
A new report says that Simon and fellow The Wire veteran George Pelecanos are teaming up to make a new limited series for HBO called We Own This City, which is based on journalist Justin Fenton’s book of the same name. The show is set in the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s murder in the custody of Baltimore police and features a stunning campaign of corruption by a sergeant who was tasked with drastically reducing the amount of guns and drugs on the city’s streets, only to pull off a series of crimes behind closed doors that enriched him and his partners.
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