The Wire creator David Simon is ready to share a brand new restricted sequence for HBO, tackling police corruption in Baltimore.
We Personal This Metropolis is predicated on the guide A True Story Of Crime, Cops And Corruption by investigative journalist Justin Fenton. It should see Simon reuniting with Wire producer George Pelecanos.
The guide and sequence is predicated in Baltimore in 2015, within the aftermath of the suspicious loss of life of African-American 25-year-old Freddie Grey whereas in police custody.
With protests erupting following Grey’s loss of life, Sergeant Wayne Jenkins is tasked with getting weapons and medicines off the road within the metropolis, as a part of the plainclothes Gun Hint Activity Drive.
As a substitute, although, Jenkins makes use of the facility to hold out corrupt dealings, taking cash from drug raids, personal properties and tampering with proof.
Casting is reportedly already underway for the undertaking, although no potential launch date has been set.
Final 12 months, The Wire star Wendell Pierce told NME that he’s pleased with how the present highlighted police racism.
Pierce – who performed Detective William ‘Bunk’ Moreland within the critically adored HBO TV sequence – was requested what he felt the present had received proper or incorrect about its portrayal of institutional racism, notably in mild of current worldwide protests supporting Black Lives Matter and deal with how different police exhibits current these points.
“I feel it received most of it proper,” he mentioned. “Somebody was speaking about that and difficult The Wire on social media and I mentioned, ‘In the event you thought The Wire was glorification of policing in America you missed the purpose, as a result of it was fairly the alternative.’”
It was additionally lately revealed that The Wire almost had a prequel movie made, based on actor Dominic West.
“We have been speaking about possibly [making] a film of The Wire for some time,” he advised Empire. “[Series creator David Simon] mentioned it must be a prequel, however we have been all wanting a bit lengthy within the tooth.”
Again in 2019, actor Clarke Peters, who played veteran detective Lester Freamon in the show, said he would be up for a reunion and revealed that he has an concept for a film starring the present’s authentic solid members.