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David Simon is back with a new miniseries this August, ‘Show Me a Hero’ premieres Monday, August 17 at 10pm, 100% ad-free only on HBO Defined.

David Simon the creator of much talked ‘The Wire’ is coming back with an all new miniseries ‘Show Me a Hero, this August. This socio-political drama has been written by David Simon and journalist William F. Zorvi and, directed by Paul Haggis. The miniseries is based on a nonfiction book written by Lisa Belkin. The book was released in 1999 and gathered much appreciation, and thus the expectations from the miniseries seem to be pretty high.

Among the main lead is Oscar Isaac playing Nick Wasicsko, the youngest big-city mayor in the nation, supported by Carla Quevedo as Nay Noe Wasicsko, the city hall staffer as well as Mayor Wasicsko’s wife. Jim Belushi will be seen as Angelo R. Martinelli, who is a six-term Mayor of Yonkers and is Wasciko’s opponent in the election to be mayor of Yonkers. Winona Ryder will be starring as Vinni Restiano, Yonkers City Council president who advocated the integration.Jim Brachitta as Nicholas Long, Yonkers City Council member who was outspoken in his criticism of the federal ruling.

The six-part show me a hero tv miniseries explores the ideas of home, race and community through the lives of elected officials, bureaucrats, activists and ordinary citizens in Yonkers, New York. Placed amid an American generation removed from the greatest civil rights struggles of the 1960s, the new mayor of Yonkers is given a herculean task of building a low-income housing unit in the white neighbourhoods. The order comes from the federal courts and the mayor is bound to follow it.This attempt of his to build a small number of low-income housing unit tears the entire city apart leaving the municipal government paralyzed and ultimately destroying the mayor and his political future. Virtually every character in the series has his or her good and bad times, but only Nick seems to take it all so personally.

This socio-political drama title comes from the F. Scott Fitzgerald quote, "Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy," and the title fits pretty well.Based on a Novel and real incident, Show Me a Hero drags a lot of attention from the audience across the globe. The trailers of the show have set the eyeballs rolling and have created a lot of excitement. Show Me a Hero seems to be a promising series for complete entertainment seekers. Do not miss the ad-free premiere of the series on Monday, August 17 2015 at 10 PM.Follow up for more episodes every Monday 10pm onwards throughout August, only on HBO Defined.


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