Apologies if we’ve lodged a Starship-shaped earworm in your head, but a new limited series from David Simon is big news, so We Own This City is big news.

It sees a return to the streets of Baltimore and the “war on drugs”, and is based on actual events via Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton’s book We Own This City: A True Story of Crime, Cops, and Corruption.

More specifically, the six-hour series focuses on 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.”

The cast includes Jon Bernthal, Josh Charles, Wunmi Mosaku and Jamie Hector.

We Own This City is set to air from April 25. Check out a preview now – complete with, unsurprisingly, a LANGUAGE WARNING:

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