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.
We weren't altogether surprise to find 'The Walking Dead' adding three of its newest and most memorable characters to series regular rank with season 5, though it seems the AMC horror-drama has a more unexpected casting on its hands. 'The Wire''s Seth Gilliam has joined former co-stars Chad Coleman and Lawrence Gilliard Jr. for season 5 as a new series regular, but might he be concealing another comic character?
HBO has long been a thorn in the side of streaming media enthusiasts, only licensing its content to be accessed through HBO GO, unlike the Netflix and Amazon Prime models that have become so commonplace in recent years. Now, the pay-cable network struck a surprising Amazon Prime deal to deliver streams of a variety of shows past and present, but don't expect to start that 'Game of Thrones' marathon just yet.
While Cinemax will bring two series to Comic-Con 2013 with 'Banshee' and 'Strike Back,' it's upcoming pilot drama 'Quarry' that continues to turn our heads. Most recently adding 'The Avengers' star Stellan Skarsgård and 'Die Hard' franchise vet Mary Elizabeth Winstead, the Cinemax drama adaptation has now brought in 'The Wire' vet Jamie Hector in a regular role.
A few weeks ago, we heard that 'The Walking Dead' season 4 had begun casting for a new series regular, that of former Army medic "Roy Stark." The seemingly-original character description launched a tidal wave of speculation as to whether or not the character represented someone specific from the books, but new reports suggesting 'The Wire' star Lawrence Gillard Jr. for the role may turn that around. Find out the true identity of Roy Stark for 'The Walking Dead' season 4 inside!
It's been a good long while since we've heard anything from 'Boardwalk Empire, especially after season 3 finale "Margate Sands" put such an effective cap in the stories of lead characters Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi), Margaret Thompson (Kelly MacDonald) and fan-favorite Richard Harrow (Jack Huston). Now, casting has begun as 'Boardwalk Empire' season 4 inches toward its fall premiere, recruiting 'The Wire' star and all-around HBO vet Domenic Lombardozzi for a recurring historical role, but who will he play? Learn the first major 'Boardwalk Empire' season 4 casting inside!
The massive achievement that is HBO's 'The Wire' is such that even supporting players left a lasting impression on pop culture. Robert Chew, who played Prop Joe, had one of the juiciest roles (in a show chocked full of them) as a pragmatic drug lord known for his negotiating skills. Sadly, Chew passed away last night at the age of 52.