‘Show Me A Hero’ Update: New Cast Members Join HBO’s New Miniseries

By Kitin Miranda | 3 years ago
‘Show Me A Hero’ Update: New Cast Members Join HBO’s New Miniseries
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HBO’s miniseries “Show Me A Hero” has just added more cast members to join James Belushi, Alfred Molina and Winona Ryder. Read on to learn more about the new cast members and their respective roles.

In a previous report by Movie News Guide (MNG), “Show Me A Hero” is a miniseries from HBO which is based on Lisa Belkin’s book of the same name. The series follows a young city mayor, Nick Wasicsko (Oscar Isaacs) who struggles to build some low-income housing units when he is ordered to do so by a federal court. However, things are not easy as it becomes the center of a racial controversy as the housing units are to be built in his hometown- Yonkers, a predominantly white neighborhood.

According to Deadline, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Clarke Peters, Natalie Paul and Daniel Stern are joining the cast of HBO’s newest miniseries.

LaTanya Richardson Jackson will be portraying the role of Norma O’ Neal, a home health aid who struggles each and every day to raise her family in the poor conditions of one of Yonkers’ worst areas.

LaTanya Richardson Jackson will be portraying the role of Norma O’ Neal, a home health aid who struggles each and every day to raise her family in the poor conditions of one of Yonkers’ worst areas.

Richardson Jackson, Samuel L. Jackson’s wife, has appeared both on film and on television. Her credits include “Malcolm X” (1992), “Sleepless in Seattle” (1993), “US Marshalls” (1998),  and “100 Centre Street” (2001 to 2002).

Clarke Peters will also join the cast as Robert Mayhawk, a consultant hired to teach and guide the new residents of the housing units, as they embark on a new life in better conditions.

Peters has appeared on both film and television. His acting credits on film include “”Notting Hill” (1999), “Marley and Me” (2008) and “Endgame” (2009). His television credits include “The Wire” (2002 to 2008), “Person of Interest” (2012 to 2013), “Treme” (2010 to 2013), and “The Divide” (2014).

Actress Natalie Paul will be portraying as Doreen Henderson, Yonkers-born woman but raised in the safety of the suburbs. However, the Yonkers projects are in her roots as she returns to the area, only to have her life turned around.

Paul is an actress, writer and director. She was part of the cast of “Smash” in 2013, and acted in the short “Absolutely Everything” ( 2012), which she also wrote and c0-directed.

Lastly, actor Daniel Stern will also be joining the cast. He will be portraying Oscar Newman, an urban developer who developed the public housing plan that will be used in the young mayor’s project.

Stern has acted in films and in television. He was previously seen in “The Wonder Years” (1988 to 1993), “Home Alone” (1990), “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” (1992), and “Manhattan” (2014).

And that’s the latest update on the newest cast members of the new political HBO miniseries “Show Me A Hero”. For more updates and news on “Show Me A Hero” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).

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HBO Miniseries ‘Show Me A Hero’ Adds Cast

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http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0676370/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2251717/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0827663/

James Belushi, Terry Kinney and Michael Stahl-David Join “Show Me a Hero”

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About the author

Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.