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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  • A spin-off was planned during pre-production on the fourth season. It was to be titled "The Hall" and focus solely on the politics storyline but HBO ultimately rejected the idea.
  • 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.
  • In season four Dominic West, the ostensible star of the series, requested a reduced role so that he could spend more time with his family in London. On the show it was explained that Jimmy…
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    In season four Dominic West, the ostensible star of the series, requested a reduced role so that he could spend more time with his family in London. On the show it was explained that Jimmy McNulty had taken a patrol job which required less strenuous work.
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