Creator David Simon responds to calls for a sixth season of The Wire.
Speaking at a drug policy event in Washington last Tuesday, attorney general Eric Holder made a light-hearted appeal to David Simon for another season of The Wire.
Simon’s response? Well, let’s just say that you might have to keep dusting off those old DVDs for a while yet.
In an attempt to resurrect The Wire, attorney general Eric Holder made the following plea to creator David Simon:
“I want to speak directly to [Co-creator Ed] Burns and Mr. Simon: Do another season of The Wire,” [..] I want another season or I want a movie. I have a lot of power Mr. Burns and Mr. Simon.”
This inspired The Wire creator David Simon to respond with the following email:
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 ofThe Wire if the Department of Justice is equally ready to reconsider and address its continuing prosecution of our misguided, destructive and dehumanising drug prohibition.
I think that says what we already knew: chances of The Wire Season 6 are incredibly slim.
The Wire premiered on June 2, 2002 and ended its five season, 60-episode run on March 9, 2008. The Wire is regarded by many to be one of the best serialized television shows of all-time.
Source: Trans Atlantic Wire
Would you want a sixth series of The Wire? How do you think it will fare in today’s seriable TV landscape?
Thanks to Dash for sending this through.