We Own This City Season 1: Release Date | Cast | How to Watch ‘We Own This City’ Season 1?

We Own This City is an American miniseries based on Justin Fenton’s nonfiction book of the same name. George Pelecanos and David Simon created and wrote the miniseries, which was directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green. On April 25, 2022, HBO will air the six-episode series.

When Will We Own This City Be Released?

We Own This City will air on HBO on Monday, April 25, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The series becomes accessible for streaming on HBO Max at that moment. The remaining five episodes of the limited series will air on Mondays beginning May 30.

The series will premiere in the United Kingdom on Sky Atlantic and NOW in June 2022, although no specific date has been confirmed. We will keep you informed as soon as we learn more.

We Own This City Cast

Jon Bernthal portrays Wayne Jenkins, the ringleader of the task force at the center of the scandal in We Own This City. Bernthal has made a name for himself onscreen by portraying tough, menacing characters.

We Own This City Season 1

His fans may recognize him as Frank Castle in Marvel’s The Punisher and Shane Walsh in The Walking Dead. He’ll also appear in the Showtime series American Gigolo as Julian Kaye, a convicted murderer.

Bernthal is joined by the following cast members as a member of the We Own This City main cast:

  • Wunmi Mosaku in the role of Nicole Steele
  • McKinley Belcher III as Momodu “G Money” Jamie Hector as Sean M. Suiter Gondo
  • Darrell Britt-Gibson in the role of Jemell Rayam
  • Josh Charles in the role of Daniel Hersl
  • Dagmara Domiczyk in the role of Erika Jensen
  • Rob Brown in the role of Maurice Ward
  • Don Harvey in the role of John Sieracki
  • David Corenswet in the role of David McDougall
  • Larry Mitchell in the role of Scott Kilpatrick
  • Ian Duff in the role of Ahmed Jackson
  • Delaney Williams in the role of Kevin Davis
  • Lucas Van Engen in the role of Leo Wise

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How to Watch ‘We Own This City’ Season 1?

We Own This City is an HBO original film that will be broadcast live on the cable network’s network. Those who do not have access to traditional cable or satellite television can watch the series live on TV streaming sites such as Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV, providing they have an HBO subscription.

We Own This City is also available on HBO Max. HBO subscribers receive complimentary access to HBO Max, but it is also available as a standalone streaming service for $9.99 per month (with advertisements) or $14.99 per month (ad-free). HBO Max subscribers will have access to new episodes of We Own This City as soon as they broadcast on conventional HBO.

The Untouchables: ‘We Own This City’ Episode 1 Recap

We Own This City is based on Justin Fenton’s book of the same name. It chronicles the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force, which was acclaimed for its accomplishments until its rampant, gang-like corruption was exposed.

Indeed, the episode begins with one of the Task Force’s members, Momodu Gondo (McKinley Belcher III), being interrogated in the manner of a traditional gangster; it is only later, via flashbacks, that we learn that his gang color is blue.

In one pivotal scene, he assists other cops in raiding the apartment of a low-level dealer, emptying it out and pocketing the earnings in collusion with the guy’s old source. Consider Omar from The Wire with a badge, no scruples, and a sizable pension plan.

A trio of cops from nearby counties, McDougall (David Corenswet), Hawk (Tray Chaney), and Kilpatrick, are nibbling about the margins of the case at this early stage (Larry Mitchell).  They unite their resources in an attempt to apprehend the supplier of a poor batch of heroin that resulted in several overdoses, and pursue a dealer to his residence, only to discover that it has already been cleaned out.

Their only lead comes from a second tracking device Hawk discovers beneath the suspect’s car, which was lent to a Task Force member. Rather than returning it, McDougall keeps it just in case.

In a parallel storyline, Wunmi Mosaku and Ian Duff portray Nicole Steele and Ahmed Jackson, two members of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division who were brought in during the Obama administration’s final days to monitor the Baltimore Police Department in the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death at the hands of the department.

They contend with a political system that has practically given up, a police department that refuses to do its job now that it is being scrutinized, and hyper-abusive cops like the infamous Daniel Hersl (Josh Charles), who has the proverbial rap sheet as far as your arm but is still on the streets.

We Own This City Season 1

Jon Bernthal is the show’s star, in every sense of the word. He merits his top billing simply by virtue of his physical presence. When his Wayne Jenkins isn’t busy being feted by his fellow cops or performing the kind of raids that have won him the reputation of a cop’s cop, his motions have a jovial, loping character, as if he’s a man totally at ease in his surroundings.

It’s worth contrasting his work here with his character Frank Castle’s streamlined, slightly neurotic movements on The Punisher, merely to show how he can build many tough characters with apparently little overlap in their attributes.

However, what happens when he is apprehended by the FBI while en route to what he assumes is a normal Internal Affairs meeting? That is when Jenkins becomes truly frightening. When you look into his eyes as he sits in that interrogation room—”black eyes, like a doll’s eyes,” as Quint from Jaws would put it—you will see nothing but deadly hatred. That glance alone is sufficient to send the police commissioner (Delaney Williams) from the room with a single, disgusting word: “Fuck.”

“The rest of them turned away,” the commissioner observes as he exits the room, referring to the other officers involved in the bust. “Certainly not this motherfucker. Not for a single moment.”

Indeed, Jenkins’s initial reaction when the Feds come to speak with him is one of surprise that such a man could ever be treated so disrespectfully. “Are you aware of who I am?” he inquires, but the inquiry is rhetorical. He is well aware of who he is—an untouchable—and how dare anyone call him out on it. After just one episode, it’s clear he’ll be a memorable villain.

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