While We Own This City is a self-contained "coda" to David Simon’s earlier series The Wire, that doesn’t necessarily mean that there won’t be a second season for the hit crime drama.
We Own This City earned almost universal acclaim after airing on HBO, and offering an uncompromisingly bleak look at contemporary policing.
The 6-episode miniseries charted the short history of Baltimore’s notorious, corrupt Gun Trace Task Force.
Like creator David Simon’s earlier series The Wire, We Own This City took a fragmented look at the social fabric of Baltimore, focusing on the city’s corrupt public officials, and special forces.
However, unlike The Wire, We Own This City was based on a non-fiction book of the same name by Justin Fenton.
We Own This City’s six episodes effectively compressed the story of the book into one self-contained season.
Since We Own This City is based on a book, it would make sense for viewers to guess that the series will not have a second season.
This assumption is compounded by the ending of We Own This City season 1, which saw most of the show’s main characters imprisoned. However, there is more to the story.