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HBO Recruits Josh Charles, Jon Bernthal & Jamie Hector For 'We Own This City' Series

HBO Recruits Josh Charles, Jon Bernthal & Jamie Hector For 'We Own This City' Series

Josh Charles is headed back to television in a new, limited series from HBO.

The -year-old former Good Wife actor will star opposite Jon Bernthal and Jamie Hector in We Own This City, Variety reports.

The upcoming show, which will also be directed and produced by Reinaldo Marcus Green, is based on the book of the same name by Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton.

It will be a six-hour limited series chronicling 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.

Click inside now to learn more about Josh, Jamie and Jon’s characters in the series…

Variety also provided character descriptions for each of Jon, Jamie and Josh‘s roles.

Jon is set to star as Sgt. Wayne Jenkins of the Baltimore Police Department, perhaps the central figure in the sprawling federal corruption case that centered on the agency’s Gun Trace Task Force. The plainclothes unit went completely rogue and began hunting and robbing citizens and drug dealers alike as decades of a relentless drug war and mass incarceration in Baltimore spun wildly out of control.

Meanwhile, Jamie is Sean M. Suiter, a Baltimore City Homicide detective who was caught up in the GTTF case and called to testify before a federal grand jury. Tragically, Suiter finds he can’t outrun his past.

Josh is set to portray Daniel Hersl, a cocky, swaggering cop known amongst Baltimore residents for his casual brutality who was the subject of multiple citizen complaints. Hersl was effectively banned from the Eastern District before his move to the GTTF.

If you didn’t know, Jon is starring opposite Angelina Jolie in Those Who Wish Me Dead.

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