HBO has released the trailer for its upcoming 6 part mini-series called “Show Me a Hero, ” based on the book of that name. The series, about race relations in Yonkers, is produced by the creator of the hit HBO show “The Wire, ” David Simon.
Based on NY Times writer Lisa Belkin’s 1999, the series will feature Winona Ryder, Jim Belushi, Oscar Isaac, Jon Bernthal, Catherine Keener, Alfred Molina and Peter Riegert.
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Belkin’s book penetrated the prejudices, myths, and heated emotions, as she showed how a proposal to build scattered-site public housing in a middle-class neighborhood in Yonkers, in Westchester County, NY, nearly destroyed an entire city and forever changed the lives of many of its citizens.
The series will premiere in August.