A one-hour drama inspired by David Simon's acclaimed non-fiction book "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets." It is at once a mundane yet compelling look in and around a Homicide unit of the Baltimore Police Department, a group of determined individuals who are committed to their grim job at hand.
Last EpisodeTV Movie: Homicide: The Movie Aired: Feb. 13, 2000
Former Homicide Shift Commander Al Giardello is now the leading candidate for Mayor of Baltimore. As he walks toward the platform to do a political …
Series Fun Facts
- In 1988, a Baltimore Sun reporter named David Simon joined the Baltimore Police Homicide Unit as a civilian assistant, in order to chronicle a year in the life of a big city homicide squad.…
[show]In 1988, a Baltimore Sun reporter named David Simon joined the Baltimore Police Homicide Unit as a civilian assistant, in order to chronicle a year in the life of a big city homicide squad. His extensive notes, interviews, and observations were eventually published as the book, "Homicide: A Year On The Killing Streets." This book served as the inspiration for the TV series Homicide: Life on the Street. Much of the first and second seasons are taken from actual events recounted in the book.
- Producers insisted that staff writers live in the Balitmore area whenever possible.
- On several occasions, Homicide: Life on the Street teamed with Dick Wolf's Law & Order for either single or two-part crossover episodes.