HBO’s new “Show Me a Hero” trailer showcases a noble, optimistic Oscar Isaac as he finds himself thrust into the uproar against the effort to desegregate public housing in 1980s New York.
“Show Me a Hero,” based on the Lisa Belkin nonfiction work of the same name, looks to explore the corrosive relationship between American politics and the residents of urban New York and stars Isaac as Nick Wasicsko, a police officer turned mayoral candidate. Created by David Simon and directed by Paul Haggis, “Show Me a Hero” will center around the controversy of Wasicsko’s efforts to build a small number of low-income housing units in the predominately white neighborhoods of Yonkers, New York.
The miniseries takes its title from an F. Scott Fitzgerald quote: “Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy,” which may give you a hint as to the journey Wasicsko is set to take.
“Show Me a Hero” premieres on August 16. Check the trailer out above.