We Own This City, an American crime-drama miniseries created for HBO by George Pelecanos and David Simon, aired for the first time April 25, 2022. The series consisted of six episodes. But will not be picked up for a second season as of right now. This series is based on a book also named We Own This City written by Justin Fenton. Some of the cast in this series include Jon Bernthal, Josh Charles, Wunmi Mosaku, and Jamie Hector. All of these actors are extremely well-known and have been in several hit shows.
We Own This City takes place in 2017 almost two years after a black man Freddie Gray died in custody. And almost two years after the charges dropped against the six police officers involved in this case. This series follows Sgt Wayne Jenkins. At the beginning of the series, you see Jenkins giving a speech to all the new police officers on the force. Telling them to steer clear of police brutality because it will prevent them from doing their job. This series strives to show the world the rise, and epic fall of the Baltimore Gun Trace Task Force. We Own This City shows the true corruption that was present in Baltimore. This series strives to show the amount of corruption and gun violence that is actually present in the world, and it is a lot.
After We Own This City aired, it received pretty good reviews all around the board. With only a select few bad reviews. Some critics have even deemed it a must see show. And that it will show you real and true facts of what plagues big city police. Overall, We Own This City is a great series that shows what really happens in the world of police brutality, from a fictional sense.
Rotten Tomatoes reported a 92% approval rating with an average rating of 8.3/10, based on 50 critic reviews. Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 83 out of 100 based on 27 critics.
Jon Bernthal as Sgt. Wayne Jenkins
Wunmi Mosaku as Nicole Steele Justice
Jamie Hector as Sean Suiter
Josh Charles as Daniel Hersl
McKinley Belcher III as Momodu “G Money” Gondo
Darrell Britt-Gibson as Jemell Rayam
Rob Brown as Maurice Ward
David Corenswet as David McDougall
Dagmara Domińczyk as Erika Jensen
Don Harvey as John Sieracki
Larry Mitchell as Scott Kilpatrick
Ian Duff as Ahmed Jackson
Delaney Williams as Kevin Davis
Lucas Van Engen as Leo Wise
Treat Williams as Brian Grabler
Gabrielle Carteris as Andrea Smith
Tray Chaney as Gordon Hawk
Domenick Lombardozzi as Stephen Brady
Thaddeus Street as James Otis
Jermaine Crawford as Jaquan Dixon
Nathan E. Corbett as Tariq Touré
Chris Clanton as Brian Hairston
Ham Mukasa as Evodio Hendrix
Christopher R. Anderson as Dean Palmere
Bobby J. Brown as Thomas Allers
Robert Harley as Marcus Taylor