If you spotted film crews shooting a HBO miniseries in Yonkers last year, here’s your first chance to see what they were working on for five months.
HBO has released the first trailer for ‘Show Me a Hero,’ the six-part series about the housing desegregation case that divided Yonkers in the late ’80s and early ’90s. It stars Oscar Isaac as former Yonkers Mayor Nick Wasicsko, along with a supporting cast that includes Jim Belushi, Alfred Molina and Winona Ryder. Scenes were filmed at City Hall and many other locations in Yonkers from September to January.
‘The Wire’ creator Simon penned ‘Show Me a Hero,’ based on the book of the same, with Baltimore Sun journalist William F. Zorzi. And though the trailer might make you want to set your DVRs, Simon has predicted that the series will not be a ratings success when it premieres on August 16.
“You are not going to get zombie-like numbers for a story about 200 units of low-income housing being built on the east side of the Saw Mill Expressway and the racial strife that ensues,” the writer said in an interview.
Do you agree? Watch the clip below and tell us if you plan on tuning in.
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