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The Wire: Attorney General Pleads for Season Six, David Simon Responds

The Wire season sixAttorney General Eric Holder recently invited three actors from HBO’s The Wire — Wendell Pierce, Sonja Sohn, and Jim True-Frost — to Washington. They were there to help announce a new anti-drug public relations campaign at the Justice Department.

While the actors were there, Holder lightheartedly plead for season six of the now-ended series. He said, “I want to speak directly to [co-creator Ed] Burns and Mr. [David] Simon: Do another season of The Wire… That’s actually at a minimum… If you don’t do a season, do a movie. They’ve done HBO movies, this is a series that deserves a movie. I want another season or I want a movie. I have a lot of power Mr. Burns and Mr. Simon.”

So, will The Wire creators take the not-so-subtle hint?

Last week, Simon responded to Holder and wrote, “The Attorney-General’s kind remarks are noted and appreciated. I’ve spoken to Ed Burns and we are prepared to go to work on season six of The Wire if the Department of Justice is equally ready to reconsider and address its continuing prosecution of our misguided, destructive and dehumanizing drug prohibition.”

So there you have it. The chances of us seeing more of The Wire are about the same as the chance of the United States making major changes in drug laws. In other words, don’t hold your breath — or inhale, for that matter.

What do you think? Would you like to see a sixth season of The Wire someday? How about a movie?

 

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Chanel January 10, 2013 at 12:27 pm

The Wire was an AMAZING show they really should do a sixth season or a movie even both I know alot of people will watch it.

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RASHEEDAH August 18, 2012 at 4:32 pm

I AM MADLY IN LOVE WITH ALL 5 SEASONS AND ALL OF THE DEDICATED ACTORS AND ACTRESSES IT TOOK TO PULL OFF SUCH A JOB.. GROWING UP IN THE EAST BALTIMORE STREETS AND LIVING IT EACH AND EVERYDAY. I WOULD LOVE FOR THE SHOW TO GO ON/// SO HELL YES TO SEASON 6 AND BEYOND……

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don January 7, 2012 at 11:20 am

Purchasing the box set of The Wire is easily one of the best things I’ve done in life.

Compelling storylines, richly drawn characters.

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Zabster June 15, 2011 at 7:41 am

Absolutely love the Wire! One of the best shows ever done! But I think it’s way too late to try to continue the series. A movie, though, might be worth considering.

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Anthony June 14, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Wow. Finally Eric Holder and I agree on something. We still live in an age of miracles. ;)

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