The writers of The Wire are back with We Own This City, a miniseries based on a book of the same name by Justin Fenton.


It stars Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead, Daredevil) as Sgt. Wayne Jenkins, the central figure in the Baltimore Police Department’s corrupt task force, goes up against civil rights attorney Nicole Steele (Wunmi Mosaku).

This six-episode miniseries premieres on HBO on 25th April, but does that mean we won’t get it in the UK until much later?

Read on for all we know so far about when We Own This City will come to the UK and where it will be available.

How to watch We Own This City in the UK

We Own This City will be released on Sky Atlantic and NOW on 7th June 2022.

More like this

The series consists of six episodes and has already been released in the US on HBO.

It is based on a non-fiction book of the same name and each episode runs at around 58 minutes.

What is We Own This City about?

According to the official HBO website, We Own This City “examines the corruption and moral collapse” in Baltimore when “policies of drug prohibition and mass arrest were championed at the expense of actual police work”.

It covers the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF) “that went completely rogue” headed by Sgt. Wayne Jenkins (Bernthal), and the FBI investigation it prompted.

We Own This City cast

The star-studded cast of We Own This City is lead by Jon Bernthal, who plays Sgt. Wayne Jenkins. He will be joined by the likes of Wunmi Mosaku and The Wire's Jamie Hector.

So far, we know:

  • Jon Bernthal plays Sgt. Wayne Jenkins, leader of the GTTF

  • Wunmi Mosaku plays Nicole Steele, a civil rights lawyer

  • Jamie Hector (The Wire, Prodigal Son) plays Sean M. Suiter, a Baltimore Police Department homicide detective

  • Rob Brown (Blindspot) plays another officer investigating the task force, Maurice Ward

  • McKinley Belcher III (Mercy Street, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) plays Momodu Gondo, a member of the GTTF

  • Josh Charles (Hairspray, Law & Order True Crime) and Darrell Britt-Gibson play Daniel Hersl and Jemell Rayam respectively, more members of the GTTF

  • Dagmara Dominczyk (The Lost Daughter, Big Stone Gap) plays Erika Jensen, an FBI agent investigating the task force.

We Own This City official trailer

If you weren't excited already, check out this teaser trailer for We Own This City below.

We Own This City is available to buy across all major platforms.


Take a look at more of our Drama coverage or visit our TV Guide to see what's on tonight.
Enjoy more chats with the stars at the Radio Times Covers Party 2022 in the new issue of Radio Times magazine, on sale now – subscribe now to get each issue delivered to your door. For more from the biggest stars in TV, listen to the Radio Times podcast with Jane Garvey.