"We Own This City" is co-created by David Simon and George Pelecanos, who have brought back a number of actors they worked with on "The Wire."
Baltimore's Gun Trace Task Force scandal is the subject of "We Own This City," HBO's new true crime drama by "The Wire" creator David Simon and George Pelecanos.
Jon Bernthal spoke to Newsweek about playing Wayne Jenkins in "We Own This City" and speaking to his real-life counterpart as he serves a 25-year prison sentence.
"Well, as the characters of my favorite TV series 'The Wire' used to say: 'You only do two days. That's the day you go in and the day you come out,'" he said.
"The Wire" star was found dead in his apartment on September 6.
"My singular responsibility is to securing and maintaining the civil liberties of all those we employ during the course of a production," David Simon tweeted.
The late actor's first big break was in the 1996 film "Bullet", starring Mickey Rourke and Tupac Shakur.
Wendell Pierce described Williams as "one of the great American actors" at PaleyFest in 2014, in a beautiful speech moving fans of the late actor.
The beloved actor, renowned for his role as Omar Little in "The Wire," was found dead at his Brooklyn apartment. He was 54 years old.
"The depth of my love for this brother, can only be matched by the depth of my pain learning of his loss. A immensely talented man with the ability to give voice to the human condition," Wendell Pierce wrote.
HBO has produced multiple shows regarded as the greatest of all time, including "The Sopranos," "Insecure" and "The Wire."
The 21st Century has been considered by many to be the golden age of TV—and the finest shows on the last 20 years are streaming now on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO Max and more.
"To be fair and to serve the mission, don't give me writer's cramp if you were a Clinton voter in 2016," 'Wire' creator David Simon tweeted. "Let's deliver our thank-yous where they can most matter; notes sent to addresses in swing states will be especially solicitous."
Republican CNN guest Rick Wilson misquoted a line from HBO's "The Wire," in which he warned Nancy Pelosi to go all-in on impeachment if she chooses to, because "if you're going to go after the king, you best get him."
Sonja Sohn of "The Wire" makes her directorial debut in a documentary about the city she could never really leave.
That the explosions have not yet all happened does not mean that the fuses have not been lit.
Baltimore in 2015 looks a lot like Yonkers, New York, in 1988—which makes HBO's Show Me a Hero timely and depressing.
Freddie Gray's death was an inevitable consequence of decades of brutal police methods used to wage "The Drug War."
The two discussed the drug war, criminal reform, incarceration rates and the president's admiration of the show.