The Wire

HBO Plots ‘The Wire’ Creator’s 1970s Porn Drama, Possible ‘Jinx’ Season 2

by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 17, 2015 @ 2:08 PM
Emboldened by many recent successes, HBO has a reputation for buying and developing a great deal more programs than other networks, two of which may now include follow-ups to some of HBO’s most iconic shows. Not only is The Wire creator David Simon developing a ‘70s set porn drama centered in Times Square, but so too is HBO considering further seasons of docu-drama The Jinx.

100 Interesting TV Facts You May Not Know

by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 29, 2015 @ 7:52 AM
NBC / AMC / Showtime / FOX
Well hello there, TV super-fan! Did you know that Breaking Bad breakout Jesse Pinkman was almost killed off in Season 1? How about that Joss Whedon hated the original Buffy theme song, or Curb Your Enthusiasm served as a murder alibi? Can you imagine LOST starring Michael Keaton? Why yes, we ​do​ have more where that came from!

Netflix ‘Daredevil’ Bosses Preview Kingpin’s Rise, ‘The Wire’ Tone and Bullseye Appearance

by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 29, 2014 @ 9:06 PM
Marvel / Netflix
For as many new stills and hearsay as Marvel’s Netflix ‘Daredevil’ darts around, we still haven’t seen very much of the series itself, nor gotten a strong sense of its characters. Now, showrunner Steven S. DeKnight has opened up to explain ‘Daredevil’'s place and tone within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as preview the rise of Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin, and potential appearances from fan-favorite villain Bullseye.

See ‘The Wire’ Locations Then and Now in These Great Photos

by Britt Hayes December 28, 2014 @ 1:53 PM
Regardless of your feelings about HBO’s remastered version of ‘The Wire,’ it’s wonderful to see the greatest show in the history of television (to me and other awesome people, anyway) being discussed and revisited so much lately. 12 years after it first premiered on HBO, the channel has been airing a marathon of ‘The Wire’ all weekend. And if that’s not enough for you, you should definitely check out these great before and after photos of some of the most notable locations from the series.

HBO’s ‘The Wire’ Gets HD Remastering in 16x9 Format, Blu-ray Hits in 2015

by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 2, 2014 @ 5:00 PM
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.

'The Walking Dead' Season 5 Adds 'The Wire' Alum Seth Gilliam in New Mystery Role

by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 5, 2014 @ 12:15 PM
AMC / Astrid Stawiarz, Getty Images
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 and Amazon Prime Strike Major Streaming Deal: Which Series Made the Cut?

by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 23, 2014 @ 10:27 AM
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.

Cinemax Thriller 'Quarry' Adds 'The Wire' Star Jamie Hector

by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 10, 2013 @ 12:46 AM
Ian Gavan, Getty Images
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.

'The Walking Dead' Season 4: "Roy Stark" Cast With Lawrence Gilliard Jr.?

by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 23, 2013 @ 10:47 AM
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!

'Boardwalk Empire' Season 4 Casts 'The Wire's Domenick Lombardozzi As...

by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 15, 2013 @ 9:45 PM
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!