WE OWN THIS CITY: Jon Bernthal Leads a Unit of Corrupt Cops in HBO’s Unflinching Limited Series

By: John M Jerva

Hopefully we will see Jon Bernthal don the Punisher skull once again in the future but in the meantime, the versatile actor is bringing his gravitas injected swagger to a new limited series for HBO. Titled We Own this City, Bernthal leads an elite unit of cops that also happens to be corrupt. Bernthal and company don’t play nice with anyone on their beat so check out the newly released trailer below!

Official Synopsis: We Own This City which is based on Justin Fenton’s non-fiction book of the same name chronicles the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force and the corruption and moral collapse that befell an American city in which the policies of drug prohibition and mass arrest were championed at the expense of actual police work.

Bernthal leads a stacked cast that includes Wunmi Mosaku, Jamie Hector, Josh Charles, McKinley Belcher III, Dagmara Domińczyk, Rob Brown, Don Harvey, David Corenswet, Larry Mitchell, Ian Duff, and Lucas Van Engen as well as Jamie Hector, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Domenick Lombardozzi, Trey Chaney, Delaney Williams, Jermaine Crawford, Anwan Glover, Chris Clanton, Nathan Corbett, Maria Broom, Susan Rome, and Michael Salconi.

Reinaldo Marcus Green helms the series from The Wire producers George Pelecanos and David Simon.

Bernthal is a must watch in anything that he does so this is in my top list. He’s also bringing a definite Punisher vibe to his role of Sgt. Wayne Jenkins even though he’s a law enforcement officer instead of the infamous vigilante. If Frank Castle was a cop however he’d be Wayne Jenkins.

We Own this City hits HBO on April 25th.

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