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HBO Slated to Run 6-Hour David Simon Miniseries

Creator and executive producer David Simon attends the "Treme" New York Premiere at The Museum of Modern Art on April 21, 2011 in New York City.
Creator and executive producer David Simon attends the premier of Treme in New York City on April 21, 2011 John W. Ferguson—Getty Images

The six-hour miniseries will be based on the 1999 book Show Me a Hero by Lisa Belkin

HBO will reportedly air another production from the man behind Treme and The Wire.

The Hollywood Reporter says David Simon will write and produce a miniseries called Show Me a Hero, based on the 1999 book by former New York Times reporter Lisa Belkin.

Show Me A Hero will center on a late-’80s public-housing battle in Yonkers, N.Y. — clearly touching on common themes to Simon’s television work: race, government, class and community.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Oscar Isaac of Inside Llewyn Davis and Catherine Keener of 40-Year-Old Virgin and Captain Phillips will star. The show is slated to run for six hours on the premium cable network.

[THR]

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