It's only been a year and a half since the end of "Tremé," but that still feels like too long for HBO to be without a David Simon project. Fortunately, the debut of his new miniseries "Show Me a Hero" — directed by Paul Haggis, and starring Oscar Isaac, Winona Ryder, Alfred Molina and Simon regular Clarke Peters, among others — is barely a month away. Here's a trailer for the project, which stars Isaac as Yonkers mayor Nick Wasicsko, who in the late '80s ran into a lot of trouble trying to integrate the city's public housing:

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