The Wire

The Wire
The first season of The Wire (2002) concentrated on the often-futile efforts of police to infiltrate a West Baltimore drug ring headed by Avon Barksdale and his lieutenant, Stringer Bell. In Seasons Two and Three, as the Barksdale investigation escalated, new storylines involving pressures on the working class and the city's political leadership were introduced. Season Four focused on the stories of several young boys in the public school system, struggling with problems at home and the lure of the corner – set against the rise of a new drug empire in West Baltimore and a new Mayor in City Hall. The fifth and final season of The Wire centers on the media's role in addressing – or failing to address – the fundamental political, economic and social realities depicted over the course of the series, while also resolving storylines of the numerous characters woven throughout the narrative arc of the show. Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between good and evil are routinely obliterated.

Most Recent Episode: The Wire Season 5 Episode 10: -30- (Air Date: 3/9/2008)

Premiere Date: June 2, 2002
Genres:
Casts: Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Dominic West, Clarke Peters, Domenick Lombardozzi, Wendell Pierce, Seth Gilliam, Jim True-Frost, John Doman, Deirdre Lovejoy, Michael K. Williams, Andre Royo, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison, Aidan Gillen, J.D. Williams, Wood Harris, Jamie Hector, Corey Parker Robinson, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Robert Wisdom, Isiah Whitlock, Jr., Reg E. Cathey, Michael Kostroff, Jermaine Crawford, Chad L. Coleman, Amy Ryan, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Glynn Turman, Paul Ben-Victor, Mack Wilds, Chris Bauer, Neal Huff, Michelle Paress, Clark Johnson, Thomas McCarthy
Air Time: 9:00 pm
Country: US
Air Day: Sunday
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Season 5 Episodes

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Behind The Scenes Series Featurette

Behind The Scenes Series Featurette

The Wire 20th Anniversary: ‘The King Stay the King’: In Conversation with Creator David Simon

The Wire 20th Anniversary: ‘The King Stay the King’: In Conversation with Creator David Simon

The Wire 20th Anniversary: ‘All the Pieces Matter’ Panel Discussion with Cast & Creatives

The Wire 20th Anniversary: ‘All the Pieces Matter’ Panel Discussion with Cast & Creatives

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