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The Wire

American TV series

The Wire

Genre crime serial and television drama
Production company HBO
Country of origin United States of America
Number of episodes 60
Number of seasons 5

About The Wire

The Wire: A gritty, uncompromising look at the underbelly of Baltimore's drug trade and the institutions that enable it. This HBO series, created by David Simon, is widely regarded as one of the greatest television dramas of all time. The show's five seasons explore themes of corruption, power, and the human cost of the war on drugs.

The Wire's ensemble cast is one of its greatest strengths, featuring standout performances from Idris Elba, Dominic West, and Michael K. Williams. The show's attention to detail and authenticity, drawing on Simon's own experiences as a journalist in Baltimore, has earned it praise from critics and law enforcement professionals alike.

But The Wire is more than just a crime drama. It's a searing indictment of the systemic failures that perpetuate poverty and inequality in America's inner cities. The show's exploration of the interplay between law enforcement, politics, and the drug trade is as relevant today as it was when the show first aired in 2002.

The Wire's legacy can be seen in the many shows that have followed in its wake, from Breaking Bad to The Sopranos. But none have matched its uncompromising vision and commitment to social commentary. The Wire is a show that demands to be watched, and rewatched, for years to come.


- "The Wire: The Complete Series." HBO Home Entertainment, 2008.

- Sepinwall, Alan. "The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers, and Slayers Who Changed TV Drama Forever." Touchstone, 2012.

Other cast and crew

Supporting cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


82 years, 11 months, 9 days


42 years, 5 months, 13 days

Born first

17 May 1940

Died first

9 February 2018

Born last

30 October 1980

Died last

17 March 2023

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