Category: Show Me a Hero

“Show Me a Hero” Trailer

The first trailer for HBO mini-series Show Me a Hero, that premieres next August 16, has been released.

“Show Me A Hero” Gets August Premiere Date

HBO has slotted Sunday August 16 for the premiere of its miniseries Show Me A Hero, from The Wire co-creator David Simon. The six-hour mini will debut at 9 PM August 16, with the subsequent five installments airing on August 23, August 30, September 13, September 20 and September 27, at the same time.

Based on the nonfiction book by Lisa Belkin, Show Me A Hero stars Oscar Isaac as Nick Wasicsko, the youngest big-city mayor in the nation, who finds himself thrust into the center of a racial controversy when a federal court orders him to build a small number of low-income housing units in the white neighborhoods of his town, Yonkers, NY. His attempt to do so tears the city apart, paralyzes the municipal government and, ultimately, destroys his political future. Catherine Keener, Alfred Molina, Winona Ryder, LaTanya Richardson-Jackson, Bob Balaban and Jim Belushi also star. Paul Haggis directs.

“Show Me A Hero” First Look

Winona Ryder joining HBO’s ‘Show Me a Hero’

Winona Ryder will embark on her “largest TV commitment to date,” joining the Walking Dead‘s Jon Bernthal and Alfred Molina for the new HBO miniseries Show Me A Hero, created by The Wire‘s David Simon, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The six-hour show is based on Lisa Belkin’s eponymous nonfiction book, which was billed as a “A Tale of Murder, Suicide, Race, and Redemption” when it was published in 1999. The protagonist of Show Me A Hero is Nick Wasicsko (Oscar Issac), the mayor of Yonkers, New York in the late 1980s who, to the detriment of his political career, was court-ordered to build 200 units of low-income public housing in a more upscale, whiter side of town. Ryder will play Vinni Restiano, a Yonkers councilwoman who loses her seat after her housing vote.

Ryder also joins actress Catherine Keener, who will portray Mary Dorman, an East Yonkers homeowner who comes to a “remarkable realization” of where to build the units. Bernthal will portray Michael H. Sussman, a top NAACP lawyer and Molina will play councilman Henry J. “Hank” Spallone, an anti-housing advocate and former NYPD detective from the Bronx.

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