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.