Jon Bernthal Is A Corrupt Cop In The Wire Writers’ New Show Trailer

Jon Bernthal Is A Corrupt Cop In The Wire Writers' New Show Trailer

Developed by The Wire’s David Simon and George Pelecanos, the new trailer for We Own This City shows Jon Bernthal playing a crooked cop.

In a new trailer for We Own This City, Jon Bernthal appears as a corrupt cop. Developed by David Simon, the creator of The Wire, and George Pelecanos, the new HBO limited series is based on the nonfiction book by Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton that examines the corruption surrounding the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF). We Own This City is directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green (King Richard), and it stars Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) as Sgt. Wayne Jenkins and Wunmi Mosaku (Loki) as attorney Nicole Steele. The series’ main cast also includes Jamie Hector, McKinley Belcher III, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Josh Charles, Dagmara Domińczyk, Rob Brown, Don Harvey, David Corenswet, Larry Mitchell, Ian Duff, Delaney Williams, and Lucas Van Engen.


Today HBO uploaded the official trailer for We Own This City. Similar to the show’s teaser, the trailer spotlights both Bernthal and Mosaku’s characters, but this time it expands on Sgt. Jenkins’ corruption. The trailer begins with Sgt. Jenkins sitting in an interrogation room, demanding, “Do you guys know who I am?” It goes on to show the cop pocketing recovered cash, slamming kids against walls, and at one moment, shattering a pedestrian’s drink while he walks past. Yet, in the end, he claims not to be a dirty cop. Check out the trailer below:

Click here to watch the trailer on YouTube.

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Many commenters seem to be excited to see Bernthal and Simon team up to bring this true-crime tale to the screen. The combination seems a natural pairing with Simon’s expertise in Baltimore life and politics and Bernthal’s experience with crime dramas. Viewers can catch We Own This City on HBO Max on April 25.

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Source: HBO


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