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Wunmi Mosaku on Police Reform and the We Own This City Finale: “Not Enough Has Changed”

To watch, in real time, Wunmi Mosaku grasp at hope is to witness an uncanny echo of her work onscreen. In Lovecraft Country, Luther, and even Loki, the Nigerian-British actress plays characters grappling with the ugly reality before them: Do they work to topple the system, or learn to survive within it? Perhaps no role of Mosaku’s has better illustrated that battle than Nicole Steele on HBO’s We Own This City, executive producer and writer David Simon’s spiritual successor to his beloved crime drama The Wire.
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Wunmi Mosaku Was “Blown Away” that ‘We Own This City’ Was Based on a True Story

HBO‘s We Own This City is a harrowing look at the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force. For the last five weeks, we’ve seen how the officers of the GTTF used their power in the community to shake down citizens, steal money, commit overtime fraud, and even cause the deaths of innocent people. We’ve been flitting back and forth in time to see how the GTTF was able to take control within the BPD and what it took to catch these crooked cops.
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'We Own This City': Wunmi Mosaku & Darrell Britt-Gibson on Why Action Is More Important Than Conversation

Editor’s note: The following interview includes some spoilers for We Own This City. From executive producers George Pelecanos and David Simon, and based on the book by. reporter Justin Fenton about the corruption that led to the collapse of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force, the HBO six-episode limited series We Own This City illustrates what happens when results are prioritized over actual police work. After decades of a relentless drug war that resulted in mass incarceration, Sgt. Wayne Jenkins (Jon Bernthal) was at the center of the unit that went rogue, brutally pursuing citizens and drug dealers for their own gain.
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'We Own This City' Trailer Reveals Jon Bernthal and Wunmi Mosaku on Opposite Sides of a Police Corruption Case

HBO’s upcoming true crime miniseries We Own This City has received a new trailer, showcasing snippets of a tension-filled narrative about an unprecedented level of corruption within the Baltimore police department. Based on the book We Own This City: A True Story of Crime, Cops, and Corruption by Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton, the series chronicles a time of upheaval in the city, when the police's Gun Trace Task Force championed mass arrests and severe violence in place of actual police work, and riots were erupting all throughout Baltimore in protest of the suspicious death of Freddie Gray, a Black man who suspiciously died while in police custody.
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New Hollywood Podcast: Wunmi Mosaku Talks The Twists And Turns Of ‘Loki’ And Her Hollywood Journey

From theater to TV to film, Wunmi Mosaku has an extensive resume of high-profile projects to show off her phenomenal acting chops. More specifically, she has been seen in numerous tentpole features (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them), acclaimed series (Black Mirror), thoughtful genre-driven projects (Lovecraft Country) and now, she has entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the time-hopping and mind-bending Disney+ series Loki.
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‘We Own This City’ Has the Good Taste to Cast Rising ‘Lovecraft Country’ and ‘Loki’ Star Wunmi Mosaku

The ensemble cast of HBO’s We Own This City continues to grow and thankfully now includes Wunmi Mosaku. Coming off her roles in HBO’s Lovecraft Country and Disney’s latest MCU series Loki, Mosaku is a quickly rising star and welcome addition to the six-hour limited series. Previously announced cast members include Jon Berenthal, Josh Charles, and Jamie Hector. With Reinaldo Marcus Green set to direct and executive produce the series, the show sounds promising, especially coming from The Wire creator David Simon.
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‘Lovecraft Country’ Alum Wunmi Mosaku Joins HBO Miniseries ‘We Own This City’ From ‘The Wire’ Team

EXCLUSIVE: Wunmi Mosaku is set to join the growing ensemble of HBO’s We Own This City limited series, from The Wire’s EP David Simon and producer George Pelecanos. Jon Bernthal, Josh Charles and Jamie Hector are also on board. Reinaldo Marcus Green is set to direct and executive produce the series, based on Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton’s book We Own This City: A True Story of Crime, Cops and Corruption. Production is set to begin in July.
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