The Wire’s executive producers David Simon and George Pelecanos. Joining in recurring roles areThe Wirealums Thaddeus Street, Tray Chaney and Chris Clanton. Additionally, Jermaine Crawford and Nathan E. Corbett are set to guest star.The six-hour limited series, to be directed and executive produced by Reinaldo Marcus Green, is based on
The Baltimore Sunreporter Justin Fenton’s bookWe Own This City: A True Story of Crime, Cops and Corruption.The series will chronicle the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force and the corruption and moral collapse that befell an American city in which the policies of drug prohibition and mass arrest were championed at the expense of actual police work.
Related StoryStreet will play James Otis. A Baltimore resident and HVAC repairman, Otis was scraping by to support a large family until he was robbed and locked up by GTTF Detective Daniel Hersl.Watch on DeadlineChaney will portray Gordon Hawk, a recent addition to the Harford County Narcotics Task Force, was working alongside Cpl. David McDougall on the early drug overdose casework that set the GTTF probe in motion. headtopics.com
Jermaine Crawford, Nathan E. CorbettWarnerMediaClanton is Brian Hairston, a Baltimore cop who isn’t afraid to speak up when he sees police misconduct or unsound strategies.Crawford will play Jaquan Dixon, a young BPD patrolman who is still trying to do the job well, even as the police department standards begin to fail. (Guest Star)
Corbett is Tariq Touré, a West Baltimore author and community activist, helps Nicole Steele better understand the issues facing Baltimoreans under BPD policies as she works to finalize the Consent Decree.Simon and Pelecanos write the series withThe Wire
scribes Ed Burns and Bill Zorzi. Simon, Pelecanos and Burns also executive produce with Kary Antholis, Nina K. Noble and Green, who also directs. Zorzi is writer and co-executive producer. Dwight Watkins also serves as writer.Street is repped by Cultivate Entertainment Partners and APA. Chaney is repped by the J Pervis Talent Agency. Crawford is repped by Luber Roklin Entertainment. Corbett is repped by Linda Townsend Management.
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