THE NEW YORK TIMES | February 23, 2019 | Sara Aridi
A prison drama debuts on HBO. And the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards air live from Santa Monica, Calif.
What’s on TV
O.G. (2019) 10 p.m. on HBO; also on streaming platforms. The director Madeleine Sackler filmed this new drama over five weeks in a maximum-security prison in Indiana. It stars Jeffrey Wright (“Westworld”) as Louis, an inmate at the end of his 24-year-sentence whose path to freedom is disrupted when he gets involved with a younger, newly incarcerated prisoner (Theothus Carter). The cast features guards and inmates at the correctional facility, and, through her research into this feature, Sackler produced an accompanying documentary, “It’s a Hard Truth Ain’t It?,” which airs at 10 p.m. on Monday on HBO.