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We Own This CityWe Own This City

We Own This City

A smart and biting takedown of police politics and institutional corruption

Crime, Drama, Reality

7.8

show

United States

English

Binge-Worthy, Character-driven, Discussion-sparking

2022

Dagmara Domińczyk, Darrell Britt-Gibson, David Corenswet

60 min

Synopsis

The story of 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.

Our Take

7.8
Renee Cuisia

We Own This City is a six-part miniseries following the ins and outs of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force. Hailed by critics as the “spiritual successor to The Wire” (both shows were developed by David Simon), the gritty crime drama works as a smart and gripping exposé not just of the Baltimore police department, but of big and flawed institutions, in general, and the seeming inherence of corruption. The series is based on the book We Own This City: A True Story of Crime, Cops and Corruption by Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton.

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