The Wire: Specials

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Aug 20
2006

The Wire: It's All Connected

An insight into the shows realism. This documentary contains many interviews with various cast members

2 Aug 20
2006

The Wire: The Game is Real

Shows what life is really like on the street…nothing to joke about.

3 Dec 15
2007

The Wire: When Bunk Met McNulty (2000)

One of three short prequel films shot during production of the Wire’s fifth season and offered via HBO On Demand. McNulty shows up for his first…

4 Dec 15
2007

The Wire: Young Omar (1985)

One of three short prequel films shot during production of the Wire’s fifth season and offered via HBO On Demand. Omar’s first stick-up.

5 Dec 15
2007

The Wire: Young Prop Joe (1962)

One of three short prequel films shot during production of the Wire’s fifth season and offered via HBO On Demand. An elementary school-aged Prop…

6 Dec 20
2007

The Wire: Odyssey

Creator David Simon and members of the cast take you on a retrospective journey through the streets of Baltimore, and the first four seasons of “The Wire.”

7 Dec 21
2007

The Wire: The Last Word

The role of the media is explored in this special that focuses on the upcoming fifth season of HBO’s acclaimed drama series The Wire.

8 Jul 17
2007

The Wire: Tapping The Wire

Long-time Wire fan Charlie Brooker takes a journey to the mean streets of Baltimore to meet the cast and crew of the series, and undertakes a mission to explain what makes The…

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The Wire: The Avon Barksdale Story

The HBO series “The Wire” was based on the lives of real gangsters from Baltimore. LEGENDS OF THE

10

The Wire: From the Wrap Party Gag Reels

Gags, pranks, and bloopers from The Wire seasons 1-5

About The Wire

Unlike most television crime dramas, which neatly introduce and then solve a case all in the space of one hour, HBO’s THE WIRE follows one single drug and homicide investigation throughout the length of an entire season. Centered on the drug culture of inner-city Baltimore, the series’ storyline unfolds from the points of view of both the criminals lording the streets and the police officers determined to bring them down.

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