HBO’s The Wire famously shifted focus to different corners of Baltimore between seasons, but did you know creator David Simon based the series on his real-life time as a police reporter? Or that many real public officials and criminals actually played themselves? Get ready to hit them corners, as the 37th episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?’ goes all in the game for HBO’s The Wire!
Michael Kenneth Williams
Last year saw IFC assembling a ridiculous collection of stars for the Funny or Die-produced Spoils of Babylon, and already the sequel is shaping up even bigger. Following Boardwalk Empire star Michael K. Williams’ cast as lead, The Spoils Before Dying has added new and returning stars the likes of Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell, Haley Joel Osment and more.
Long renowned as one of HBO's crowning achievements in drama, David Simon's Baltimore crime saga 'The Wire' is getting a major facelift for 2015. Not only will the network premiere a high-def digital remastering of the series in late December, but digital and Blu-Ray updates of 'The Wire''s remastered set will be available after the new year.
Director Steve McQueen is a selfish man. It's not enough that his 'Twelve Years a Slave' has Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt and Chiwetel Ejiofor, it has to have acclaimed actor Michael Kenneth Williams, best know to audiences for his role as Omar in 'The Wire' (he's also in 'Boardwalk Empire,' but OMAR!) Come on, Steve, do you have to hog all of the great actors?