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
- Dean Winters appears in 4 episodes, and would later go on to star in Oz, also a show written by Tom Fontana.
- Barry Levinson wanted Richard Belzer as Munch after hearing him on "The Howard Stern Radio Show". NBC suggested Jason Priestley but Levinson refused. Belzer was the last cast member hired.
- Richard Belzer (John Munch), Kyle Secor (Tim Bayliss), Yaphet Kotto (Lt. Al Giardello) and Clark Johnson (Meldrick Lewis) are the only actors to remain with the series for its entire run.