Sun. May 22nd, 2022


The first teaser trailer for David Simon’s HBO limited series We Own This City was released, highlighting the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force. The video shows the rise and fall of the task force and includes stars Jon Bernthal, Wunmi Mosaku, Jamie Hector, and more.

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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,” reads the official synopsis for the series.

Check out the We Own This City teaser trailer below:

Simon, who is best known for creating the iconic television series The Wire for HBO, will act as showrunner for We Own This City, which is based on the book of the same name by Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton. The book tells the real-life story of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force, which in 2017 saw all eight of its members indicted and convicted for federal racketeering, as every officer was accused of shaking down citizens for money, lying to investigators, filing false court paperwork, and making fraudulent overtime claims.

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We Own This City will be written by Simon, Pelecanos, and Dwight Watkins along with The Wire writers Ed Burns and Bill Zorzi. Simon, Pelecanos, and Burns executive producer with HBO’s former President of Miniseries Kary Antholis and Green. Zorzi also serves as co-executive producer.

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