THE WIRE: President Obama talks to David Simon abo...

Something I never thought I would see: President Barack Obama sits down with THE WIRE creator David Simon and talks about the show.

THE WIRE: Complete Series Blu-ray release date ann...

Ok, everyone needs to make June 2nd on their calendars. On that day, HBO will release THE WIRE: The Complete Series on Blu-ray. The Wire depicts an American urban dystopia, framed in our time, in which easy distinctions between good and evil and crime and punishment are challenged at every turn. In five successive seasons, the series depicts a Baltimore in which institutional prerogatives, economic inequalities and a brutalizing drug war confound the efforts to advance the city and its people. The series’ first season lays out the futility of the drug war, while the second highlights the deindustrialization and the death of the...

Five Cop Shows That Influenced Me

Five Cop Shows That Influenced Me When is set out to write my PROSPERO’S WAR speculative crime fictions series, my goal was to combine all the things I loved about great cop shows with the world building I am used to using in contemporary fantasy novels. In fact, the idea for the series came while watching a popular crime fiction show, and I thought it would be fun to recap some of the excellent TV writing that influenced these books. 1. THE WIRE. Everyone says The Wire, right? But I really mean it. It was while watching an episode of this series that my idea for the Prospero’s War series came to me. I think it was a scene where Omar was...

THE WIRE: Watch the entire Paleyfest reunion

The cast and crew of THE WIRE, a show I consider to be the best drama in the history of television, reunited to talk about the show and their experiences. With a few notable exceptions, most of the primary players were on hand at Paleyfest to look back at the iconic HBO drama. Alan Sepinwall (of HitFix) led a lively panel that included creator David Simon, executive producer Nina Noble, Wendell Pierce (Bunk), Sonja Sohn (Kima), Michael Kenneth Williams (Omar), Seth Gilliam (Carver), Jim True-Frost (Prez), John Doman (Rawls), Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (D’Angelo), and Jamie Hector (Marlo), plus video messages from Dominic West (McNulty) and Idris...

THE WIRE cast reunite for Paleyfest

The 2014 Paleyfest will feature a reunion of the cast of THE WIRE. On October 16th, members of the cast and crew will get together to talk about the best drama in TV history (In my opinion). Paley Supporting and Patron Members will get first crack at tickets on October 7 (10am ET) for $30 Next up is Paley General Members two days later on October 9 (noon ET) for the same $30 The general public comes lat on October 10 (noon ET) for a slightly elevated price of $40 Confirmed are: David Simon (Creator) Nina Noble (Producer) Wendell Pierce (Det Bunk Moreland) Sonja Sohn (Det Kima Greggs) Michael Kenneth Williams (Omar) Seth Gilliam (Det. Ellis...