The Wire aired for five seasons on HBO, and fans of the series were almost given more. Dominic West, one of the stars of the series revealed that there was once plans to create a prequel film for the series. The series aired between 2002 and 2007.
“We were talking about maybe [making] a movie of The Wire for a while. [Series creator David Simon] said it would have to be a prequel, but we were all looking a little long in the tooth.”
The plans for the prequel film would have been “a crime story set in New Orleans that was not a Wire film, but would feature the entire Wire cast.”
No other details were given. West’s full interview can be found in the latest issue of Empire.
What do you think? Were you a fan of The Wire? Would you have wanted to see more?