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'Wire' creator tackles race, politics in 'Show Me a Hero': Watch the trailer

Watch the trailer for the new HBO miniseries from David Simon, creator of "The Wire' and Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis.
/ Source: TODAY

David Simon, creator of the critically acclaimed HBO series "The Wire," and Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis have teamed up for a six-part HBO miniseries called "Show Me a Hero" and their collaboration looks like a winner.

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Based on the 1999 nonfiction book by former New York Times writer Lisa Belkin, the trailer for the miniseries was released Monday and has left many of us wanting more.

Exploring heavy themes such as race, politics, community and bureaucracy, the miniseries also features a standout cast: Alfred Molina, Winona Ryder, Catherine Keener, Jim Belushi, Clarke Peters (many "Wire" fans will remember him as Detective Lester Freamon) Oscar Isaac and many more.

Isaac, whose upcoming movies include "Star Wars Episode V11: The Force Awakens" and "X-Men: Apocalypse," stars as Nick Wasicko, a young Yonkers mayor who is grappling with a court-ordered decision to build low-income housing units in white neighborhoods and how this causes racial tensions around the city.

We can't wait to see where this miniseries goes. It will debut on HBO on Aug. 16.