The Wire is an American television drama set and produced in Baltimore, Maryland . Created by writer/producer and former police reporter David Simon, the series is broadcast by the premium cable network HBO in the United States. The Wire pre miered on June 2, 2002, with 50 episodes airing over the course of its first fou r seasons. HBO has ordered a fifth season, which Simon has said will be the show's last.
The plot of the first season centers on the ongoing struggles between police uni ts and drug-dealing gangs on the west side of the city, and is told from both points of view. Subsequent seasons have focused on other facets of the city. The large cast consists mainly of character actors who are little known for their oth er roles. Simon has said that despite its presentation as a crime drama, the show is "really about the American city, and about how we live together. It's about how institutions have an effect on individuals, and how... whether you're a cop , a longshoreman, a drug dealer, a politician, a judge [or] lawyer, you are ulti mately compromised and must contend with whatever institution you've committed to."
The Wire has received critical acclaim for its realistic portrayal of urban life and uncommonly deep exploration of sociological themes, and has been called the best show on television by TIME, Entertainment Weekly, The Guardian, the Chicag o Tribune, Slate, the San Francisco Chronicleand the Philadelphia Daily News. De spite the positive reviews, the show has failed to draw a large audience.
Winner of the Peabody Award
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