HBO Sets August Premiere for David Simon’s ‘Show Me a Hero’ Miniseries

David Simon’s “Show Me a Hero” will debut Aug. 16, HBO announced on Wednesday.

Created by Simon and directed by Paul Haggis, the six-part miniseries will explore the concepts of home, race and community while following the lives of elected officials, bureaucrats and citizens.

Set in Yonkers, N.Y., during the 1960s, the story is based off the book of the same name written by Lisa Belkin.

A young mayor (Oscar Isaac) is met with a federal court order forcing him to build low-income housing units in white neighborhoods. He grapples with this decision that can potentially tear his entire city apart and inadvertently end his political career.

Winona Ryder, Jim Belushi, Catherine Keener, Alfred Molina, LaTanya Richardson-Jackson and Bob Balaban also star.

Simon and William F. Zorzi will serve as writers, and will exec produce along with Nina K. Noble, Gail Mutrux and Haggis.

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