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

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  • The character of Avon Barksdale is loosely based on Melvin Williams. Williams was a notorious drug kingpin in Baltimore who was brought to justice by Ed Burns.
  • 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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  • Jermaine Crawford auditioned for the role of Michael Lee before being cast as Dukie Weems.
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