HBO to Air Political Drama Starring Star Wars' Oscar Issac

From the creator of The Wire comes a new HBO miniseries portraying local political intrigue triggered by a federal order to establish low-income housing in an American city. The project stars Oscar Issac, currently seen stalking halls and abusing robots in Ex Machina and soon to appear in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as the mayor of the city in question. From The Los Angeles Times:

Based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Lisa Belkin, [Show Me a Hero] also stars Catherine Keener, Alfred Molina, Winona Ryder, LaTanya Richardson-Jackson, Bob Balaban and Jim Belushi.

[The mayor’s attempt to establish public housing] tears the city apart, paralyzes the municipal government and, ultimately, destroys the mayor and his political future.

Anticipate some heavy-handed messaging around racism, and little to no sympathy for property rights or local control.