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The Wire at 20
The Wire at 20
HBO Max

Few shows are as beloved as the HBO Original Series The Wire. In honor of its 20th anniversary, HBO is releasing a... more

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Episodes

"The Bigger the Lie, The More They Believe" (with D. Watkins and Sonia Saraiya)

In the end, The Wire offered a glimpse of where society was headed if nothing changed. Clarke Peters and Dominic... more

21 Jul 2022 · 44 minutes
“What Are All These Kids Doing Here?” (with Idris Elba and Jermaine Crawford)

The Wire boldly wiped its slate clean in Season 3, rerouting the show moving forward. Idris Elba discusses the slow... more

14 Jul 2022 · 46 minutes
“Remembering Michael Kenneth Williams”

The Wire created one of the most complex characters in the history of television in Omar Little, played by the... more

07 Jul 2022 · 39 minutes
"A Dysfunctional Family" (with Dominic West and Clarke Peters)

The Wire has historically been known for its tight-knit family environment behind the scenes. Executive producer Nina Noble attributes their... more

30 Jun 2022 · 31 minutes
“We're Making it for Baltimoreans” (with Felicia “Snoop” Pearson)

The Wire isn’t exactly a love letter to Baltimore, but you can’t deny the Charm City gives the show its... more

23 Jun 2022 · 41 minutes
“The Redheaded Stepchild” (with Wendell Pierce and Andre Royo)

Casting director Alexa Fogel explains how tricky it was to cast one of The Wire’s lead characters, Jimmy McNulty. We... more

16 Jun 2022 · 36 minutes
“Free-Bey” (with Hassan Johnson)

Hassan Johnson, who played Roland “Wee-Bey” Brice, joins The Wire at 20 for an animated conversation between old friends. He... more

09 Jun 2022 · 49 minutes
“They’re Going to Put This on TV?” (with David Simon)

The Wire was far from a surefire hit from day one. Host Method Man walks through The Wire’s long journey... more

02 Jun 2022 · 28 minutes
Coming Soon: The Wire at 20

The official 20th anniversary podcast for the HBO Original Series The Wire. Hosted by Method Man and featuring interviews with... more

27 May 2022 · 4 minutes
The Wire at 20
"The Bigger the Lie, The More They Believe" (with D. Watkins and Sonia Saraiya)
The Wire at 20