“Lovecraft Country” Alum Wunmi Mosaku Joins “The Wire” Team’s HBO Miniseries “We Own This Town”

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EXCLUSIVE: Wunmi Mosaku set to join HBO’s growing ensemble We own this town limited series, from ThreadDavid Simon’s EP and producer George Pelecanos. Jon Bernthal, Josh Charles and Jamie Hector are also on board. Reinaldo Marcus Green is set to direct and produce the series, based on Baltimore Sun journalist Justin Fenton’s book We own this city: a true story of crime, cops and corruption. Production is expected to start in July.

The six-hour limited series chronicles the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force – and the corruption and moral collapse that plagued an American city in which the policies of Drug prohibition and mass arrests were defended at the expense of real police. job.

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Mosaku will play an attorney assigned to the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, which investigated policing practices in Baltimore prior to the Gun Trace Task Force’s criminal investigation. Focused on the creation of a voluntary and supervised federal consent decree aimed at reform, Steele’s work focuses on the systemic reasons why police corruption and bad behavior are excused by Baltimore City prosecutors, the judges and the police service itself.

Simon and Pelecanos write the series, with Thread scribes Ed Burns and Bill Zorzi. Simon, Pelecanos and Burns are also executive producers with former president of the HBO miniseries Kary Antholis, Nina K. Noble and Green. Zorzi is co-executive producer. Dwight Watkins is also a writer.

Mosaku has been on a roll lately, appearing in two recent television hits, starting with the HBO series. Lovecraft Country play Ruby, Jurnee Smollett’s sister. She got rave reviews for the role and followed that up with Marvel’s Loki, which is currently breaking records on Disney +.

Other notable TV credits include Luther, opposite Idris Elba, and the award-winning TV series Damilola, our beloved boy. She is replaced by Gersh, Scott Marshall Partners in the UK, Principal Entertainment LA and Ziffren Bittenham.

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