In chronicling a multi-generational family business dealing illegal drugs and the efforts of the Baltimore police to curb their trade, this series draws parallels between these organizations and the men and women on either side of the battle.
Last Episode05x10 -30- Aired: Mar. 09, 2008
A damaging report by Pearlman and Daniels gets a reaction from Carcetti, while Haynes finds little support for his concerns about a reporters …
Series Fun Facts
- In season three, when McNulty is comparing the units skills favorably to those of other Baltimore police he mentions Donald Worden as one of the few police who can match them in skill. Worden…
[show]In season three, when McNulty is comparing the units skills favorably to those of other Baltimore police he mentions Donald Worden as one of the few police who can match them in skill. Worden is a real life detective who served in the Baltimore homicide unit when David Simon covered it. For at least part of that time he was the partner of Jay Landsman, who plays Dennis Mello and was the inspiration for the character of the same name.
- Seth Gilliam auditioned for the role of Stringer Bell before being cast as Ellis Carver.
- According to Lance Reddick, creator David Simon explained to him in great detail his character plot throughout the whole series when they were shooting the pilot.