The Corner is an American drama television mini-series based on the nonfiction book The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood by David Simon and Ed Burns and adapted for television by Simon and David Mills which tells the true story of men, women and children living amid the open-air drug markets of West Baltimore.
The series aired in the USA on HBO from 16 April to 21 May, 2000. There are six hour-long episodes in the series.
The Corner premiered in South Africa on TopTV's Fox channel on Tuesday 28 June 2011, at 20h30. New episodes broadcast weekly.
Based on the nonfiction book The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood, by journalists David Simon and Edward Burns, The Corner presents the world of Fayette Street using real names and real events.
The Corner tells the true story of men, women and children living amid the open-air drug markets of West Baltimore.
It chronicles a year in the lives of 15-year old DeAndre McCullough (Sean Nelson), his mother Fran Boyd (Khandi Alexander), and his father Gary McCullough (T.K. Carter), as well as other addicts and low-level drug dealers caught up in the twin-engine economy of heroin and cocaine.
Gary McCullough is an entrepreneur in the middle of his four year struggle with drug addiction. We see how he ended up on the road to ruin after being a successful businessman.
We also meet his former wife Fran, who is raising their two sons and dealing with her own addiction to drugs.