ROLLING STONE | January 31, 2019 | Charles Bramesco
O.G. (HBO, Feb. 23rd)
Madeleine Sackler’s award-winning film puts you inside Indiana’s Pendleton Correctional Facility to get an added dose of realism in the story of a convict named Louis (Jeffrey Wright). After more than two decades in the clink — including an ascent to the top of the gang system and a decision to turn his back on “the life” — he’s about to re-enter the outside world. For his last good deed, he takes a newbie (Theothus Carter) under his wing in an effort to keep him out of the game. It’s a fitting acquisition for the network that made its name on the early success of Oz.