Type
Scripted
Premiered
Jun. 02, 2002
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
HBO TV Network
Genre

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The Wire

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.

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05x10 -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 …

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The show had 5 seasons and 60 episodes air between 2002 and 2008.

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  • Andre Royo almost turned down the role of Bubbles: "In my mind, there were two problems: 1) I didn't want to play stereotypical character, it could be the kiss of death for my up and coming…
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    Andre Royo almost turned down the role of Bubbles: "In my mind, there were two problems: 1) I didn't want to play stereotypical character, it could be the kiss of death for my up and coming career and 2) I didn't think I could do better than what I'd already seen and as an artist, if you don't think you can do better than what has already been done then why bother? Luckily I had a strong manager, he said 'they're not offering you the part, they're offering you an audition. Come in and do it'. I met them, and realised that it felt like something different, they weren't trying to be general cop show and they were making sure that no one came across as a gimmick."
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  • Due to the fact they hadn't appeared in anything significant until The Wire, and their American accents were so perfect in the show, many people were unaware that Idris Elba and Dominic West
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    Due to the fact they hadn't appeared in anything significant until The Wire, and their American accents were so perfect in the show, many people were unaware that Idris Elba and Dominic West were actually British.
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  • The character of Sgt. Jay Landsman played by Delaney Williams was based on Jay Landsman, a real-life Sergeant with the Baltimore County Police. He was featured in David Simon's book…
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    The character of Sgt. Jay Landsman played by Delaney Williams was based on Jay Landsman, a real-life Sergeant with the Baltimore County Police. He was featured in David Simon's book "Homicide: A Year On The Killing Streets". Landsman himself joined the cast in the third season playing Lt. Mello.
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