David Simon may have accidentally revealed the HBO launch date for his next limited series, We Own This City. On January 15, the creator of HBO’s The Wire and The Plot Against America responded to a fan’s tweet requesting “a movie to come out or @HBOMax series!” ” in relation to the Baltimore Police Department’s corrupt drug task force probe. The original tweet, as well as Simon’s quote retweet, may be found below.
I'm ready for a movie to come out or @HBOMax series! Where you at @AoDespair and "interviewed down to rhe current mayor," it's some good material brewing in bmore rt now. Take my money, yo. https://t.co/KTcGEi5e4k
— FatbackTaffy (@candacehr) January 15, 2022
Simon, who is most known for his socially relevant TV shows set in Baltimore, simply replied with a date and time: “April 25, 9 p.m., HBO.”
April 25, 9 pm, HBO. https://t.co/PVZNdJTxnv
— David Simon (@AoDespair) January 15, 2022
“We Own This City,” a six-hour HBO limited series—has been filming in the Baltimore and Towson areas this fall. More than a dozen Towson University alumni are working behind the scenes to bring David Simon’s “The Wire” series to reality.
Tray Chaney, Thaddeus Street, Jermaine Crawford, Chris Clanton, and Nathan E. Corbett feature alongside, Josh Charles, and Jon Bernthal, Jamie Hector.
The six-hour miniseries is based on The Baltimore Sun writer Justin Fenton’s book We Own This City: A True Story of Crime, Cops, and Corruption, which was executive produced by The Wire’s David Simon and George Pelecanos. The series will follow the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force, as well as the corruption and moral breakdown that afflicted an American city where drug interdiction and mass arrest methods were favored over actual police operations.
The full HBO and HBO Max 2022 debuts footage can be found here.