"Brick City," the Sundance Channel’s Peabody Award-winning reality series about the real Newark, New Jersey, and its mayor, Cory Booker, returns this Sunday for a second season.
The sophomore season finds the city’s mayor campaigning for another term and follows “Police Director Garry McCarthy and Newark citizens from across the socioeconomic spectrum to tell a story of resilience, resolve and optimism in the face of political, economic, and personal upheaval,” according to the show’s site.
Cory said, “I hope it inspires people. I think we’re celebrating human dignity, and I think you have a story just about that … about trying to save the dream of America.”
Forest Whitaker is back as executive producer for the series, which will air as six, hourlong episodes through March 13.
“I am proud be part of this landmark project. It’s unlike anything else,” he said in a statement.
The show has been compared to HBO’s highly-acclaimed, scripted drama “The Wire.” Wrote an Entertainment Weekly critic in 2009: “The miniseries about Newark unspools like a real-life version of ‘The Wire’, covering street life, police officers, and crusading mayor Cory Booker with unflinching conviction."
Get a sneak peek at season two here!
-Tracy L. Scott