As the author of the inspiration for the series Homicide: Life on the Street, as well as the creator of The Wire and Treme, writer David Simon has, over the course of his career, come to be synonymous with quality television for many fans of the medium. With his last series ending in 2013, many were curious about what Simon would do next, a curiosity that was answered with news that Simon would be doing a miniseries about Yonkers Mayor Nick Wasickso, titled Show Me A Hero. The miniseries synopsis can be read below.
Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987 during Yonkers’ worst crisis when federal courts ordered public housing built in the white, middle class side of town, dividing the city in a bitter battle fueled by fear, racism, murder and politics.
Oscar Isaac takes on the role of Wasicsko for the six-part miniseries, with a supporting cast that includes Winona Ryder, Bob Balaban, Catherine Keener, and Alfred Molina. Paul Haggis will direct all six episodes. A trailer for the series, which will make its premiere on August 16th at 8 pm ET, has now been released, and can be seen below.