HBO’s Show Me a Hero Miniseries from David Simon

By Alex | 2 years ago
HBO’s Show Me a Hero Miniseries from David Simon

“The Wire” co-creator and longtime HBO collaborator David Simon will have another miniseries coming your way. The series, which is entitled “Show Me a Hero,” will star Oscar Isaac and Catherine Keener. Read on to find out more about David Simon’s “Show Me a Hero,” an HBO miniseries.

According to the Hollywood Reporter (THR), the network has ordered a six-part adaptation of the novel of the same name written by Lisa Berkin in 1999. He was tapped to work on the script alongside “The Wire” writer William F. Zorzi, who works as a journalist for Baltimore Sun.


The political science miniseries will be directed by Paul Haggis (“Crash,” “Million Dollar Baby”). It will be exclusively produced by Simon, Zorzi and Haggis along with other executive producers Nina Noble and Gail Mutrux.

The story of the “Show Me a Hero” is set during the 1960 in Yonkers, New York. Oscar Isaac will play the role of Nick Wasicsko as the youngest mayor of his time. Nick’s struggles with the issues of civil rights between two prominent races in America. A project for a low-budget housing in a white community will become the reason of his empire’s downfall, as well as the city. Isaac was known for his roles in “Inside Llewyn Davis” and “Drive.” He will appear in a top-secret role in the upcoming “Star Wars Episode VII” starring Harrison Ford and Lupita Nyong’o from J.J. Abrams.

Meanwhile, Catherine Keener will take on the role of Mary Dorman. Mary, who hails from the East Yonkers, might be the key that Wasicko needed to save his future as a politician. It was Mary who will think of the discovery that might lead to something remarkable for the entire community.

Keener was last seen in the romantic comedy film “Begin Again” with Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Adam Levine. She was supposed to star in Charlie Kaufman’s “How and Why” series, but FX shut it down.

Simon’s last HBO series, “Treme,” has ended its four-season run in 2011, but he will continue on working. “Show Me a Hero” will mark his return in the miniseries category. He previously worked on “The Corner” in 2000 and “Generation Kill” in 2008.

Moreover, HBO seemed find their luck in doing miniseries for the past years. Simon will join the upcoming adaptation of “Olive Kitteridge,” as well as award-winning miniseries such as “Mildred Pierce,” “The Pacific” and “Band of Brothers.”

And that’s it for the latest scoop on HBO’s “Show Me a Hero,” miniseries from David Simon. Oscar Isaac and Catherine Keener will star in the upcoming miniseries. Stay tuned on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more news and updates about your favorite TV series, upcoming movies and Hollywood celebrities.

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