Coming Distractions: Oscar Isaac navigates racial tensions in the trailer for HBO’s Show Me A Hero

In the aftermath of the protests and unrest in Baltimore following Freddie Gray’s funeral, David Simon felt compelled to speak out against the rioting, and the need for peace in the city where he worked as a journalist before creating HBO’s The Wire. Those words didn’t speak specifically to the circumstances of Gray’s death, or the alarming frequency at which young, unarmed black men are dying at the hands of police, or the frustration and lack of agency that push communities over the edge into mass violence.

That didn’t mean that Simon wasn’t troubled by those things, however. And it certainly seems like these issues are on full display in the trailer for his next project, Show Me A Hero, a HBO miniseries that explores the stratified socioeconomic conditions our country was mired in throughout the 1960s. Paul Haggis is directing the six-episode run …

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