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The Wire

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The Cast Remembers the Show?s Legacy

The series meant as much to them as it does to you. Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce and more offer exclusive insight.

The Wire

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7 Reasons to Watch The Wire

Didn?t catch it when it first aired, worried it?s too big a job or weren?t even born yet? Here?s why you should give the landmark show a chance.

The Wire

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All the Players Matter

Have you picked up on the recurring faces of The Wire throughout other HBO series and films?

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Want More Shows Like The Wire?

Creator David Simon and frequent collaborator George Pelecanos (The Deuce, Treme, Generation Kill) clue you in about each series before you watch.

The Wire

Interview

The Cast Remembers the Show?s Legacy

The series meant as much to them as it does to you. Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce and more offer exclusive insight.

The Wire

List

7 Reasons to Watch The Wire

Didn?t catch it when it first aired, worried it?s too big a job or weren?t even born yet? Here?s why you should give the landmark show a chance.

The Wire

Infographic

All the Players Matter

Have you picked up on the recurring faces of The Wire throughout other HBO series and films?

Interview

Want More Shows Like The Wire?

Creator David Simon and frequent collaborator George Pelecanos (The Deuce, Treme, Generation Kill) clue you in about each series before you watch.

EVENT COVERAGE

David Simon and His Crew Celebrate 20 Years of Storytelling

Simon and some of his favorite collaborators were at ATX Festival to share insight into the production company behind The Wire, The Deuce and more.

INTERVIEW

Alexa Fogel Talks Casting Oz, The Wire and Other HBO Favorites

The casting director looks back on memorable auditions, and reveals which role was the toughest to fill.

INTERVIEW

What David Simon and George Pelecanos Want You to Know About Their Shows

For stories about real cities and people, look no further than these series from the team behind The Wire.

EVENT COVERAGE

David Simon and His Crew Celebrate 20 Years of Storytelling

Simon and some of his favorite collaborators were at ATX Festival to share insight into the production company behind The Wire, The Deuce and more.

INTERVIEW

Alexa Fogel Talks Casting Oz, The Wire and Other HBO Favorites

The casting director looks back on memorable auditions, and reveals which role was the toughest to fill.

INTERVIEW

What David Simon and George Pelecanos Want You to Know About Their Shows

For stories about real cities and people, look no further than these series from the team behind The Wire.

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This six-part miniseries depicts the true story of a young mayor (Oscar Isaac) whose attempt to build low-income housing in white neighborhoods tears his city apart.

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