Winona Ryder is picking up some speed in her career lately.
Winona Ryder‘s new HBO show, Show Me a Hero, is heading overseas.
The show stars Winona Ryder and is created by David Simon of Treme and The Wire and directed by Paul Haggis of Crash.
It will air on Foxtel’s Showcase in Australia.
Winona Ryder’s new show is expected to air beginning on August 17th.
On HBO’s website the show is described as a six-part miniseries based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Lisa Belkin.
It is explained that the show “explores notions of home, race and community through the lives of elected officials, bureaucrats, activists and ordinary citizens in Yonkers, NY.”
It goes on to say, “In an America generations removed from the civil rights struggles of the 1960s, the young mayor (Oscar Isaac) of a mid-sized city is faced with a federal court order to build a small number of low-income housing units in the white neighborhoods of his town.”
It continues, “His attempt to do so tears the entire city apart, paralyzes the municipal government and, ultimately, destroys the mayor and his political future.”
Winona Ryder‘s name is also coming to the surface again as yet another remake of Little Women gets ready to begin production.
Winona Ryder starred in the 1994 remake of Little Women alongside Susan Sarandon, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes, and Christian Bale.
NCIS actor Michael Weatherly and writer Alexis Jolly are reportedly on board for the project. The new version is described as a “hyper-stylized, gritty adaptation” of Louisa May Alcott’s iconic 1868 novel.
The new version will still follow the lives of Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy but this time in dystopian Philadelphia. They come together to survive, unravel a conspiracy, oh, and also kill each other.
That also sounds interesting!
What do you think of Winona Ryder’s new show? Will you give it a shot?