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HBO to premiere ‘Show Me a Hero’ on 17 Aug

MUMBAI: HBO has announced the India premiere date for its next project ‘Show Me a Hero’, a new mini-series drama.

The show will premiere on 17 August at 10 pm on HBO Defined.

Based on the non-fiction book by Lis Belkin of the same name, created by David Simon and directed by Paul Haggis, the six-part miniseries will explore the concepts of home, race and community while following the lives of elected officials, bureaucrats and citizens in Yonkers, N.Y.

‘Show Me a Hero’ will premiere with the first and second episodes back-to-back. The next four parts of the miniseries will air on 24 August (Episodes 3 & 4) and 31 August (Episodes 5 & 6) at 10 pm and 11 pm respectively.

HBO director marketing and business development Shonali Bedi said, “HBO has always aired a diverse genre of shows. This time round the channel brings Show Me a Hero, a real-life racial drama for an audience who loves political stories as well as for those who are entertainment enthusiasts. The show also comprises of an amazing and an extremely talented star cast.”

The series will present the story of America, where the younger mayor of a mid-sized American city is faced with a federal court order that says he must build a small number of low-income housing units in the white neighbourhoods of his town. His attempt to do so tears the entire city apart, paralyzes the entire municipal government and, ultimately, destroys the mayor and his political future.

‘Show Me A Hero’ stars James Belushi, Winona Ryder, Clarke Peters, Jon Bernthal, LaTanya Richardson-Jackson, Daniel Stern, Bob Balaban, Alfred Molina, Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac, Carla Quevedo, Ilfenesh Hadera, Natalie Paul, Dominique Fishback, Terry Kinney and Michael Stahl-David.