The Wire

The Wire (2002)

All in the game.

  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Creator: David Simon
  • First Air Date: 2002-06-02
  • Last Air Date: 2008-03-09
  • Total Seasons: 5
  • Total Episodes: 60
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 60 min.
  • Production Company: Blown Deadline Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Networks: HBO
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Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between good and evil are routinely obliterated.

  • Keywords: drug dealer, newspaper, police, gangster, baltimore, usa, police detective, power politics, newspaper reporter, workers union, education system, docks, black project
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    The Wire Seasons

    Season 0

    First Air Date: 2006-08-20
    7 Episodes

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 2002-06-02
    13 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 2003-06-01
    12 Episodes

    Season 3

    First Air Date: 2004-09-19
    12 Episodes

    Season 4

    First Air Date: 2006-09-10
    13 Episodes

    Season 5

    First Air Date: 2008-01-06
    10 Episodes

    The Wire Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1The Target60 min
    Season 1Episode 2The Detail60 min
    Season 1Episode 3The Buys60 min
    Season 1Episode 4Old Cases60 min
    Season 1Episode 5The Pager60 min
    Season 1Episode 6The Wire60 min
    Season 1Episode 7One Arrest60 min
    Season 1Episode 8Lessons60 min
    Season 1Episode 9Game Day60 min
    Season 1Episode 10The Cost60 min
    Season 1Episode 11The Hunt60 min
    Season 1Episode 12Cleaning Up60 min
    Season 1Episode 13Sentencing60 min
    Season 2Episode 1Ebb Tide60 min
    Season 2Episode 2Collateral Damage60 min
    Season 2Episode 3Hot Shots60 min
    Season 2Episode 4Hard Cases60 min
    Season 2Episode 5Undertow60 min
    Season 2Episode 6All Prologue60 min
    Season 2Episode 7Backwash60 min
    Season 2Episode 8Duck and Cover60 min
    Season 2Episode 9Stray Rounds60 min
    Season 2Episode 10Storm Warnings60 min
    Season 2Episode 11Bad Dreams60 min
    Season 2Episode 12Port in a Storm60 min
    Season 3Episode 1Time After Time60 min
    Season 3Episode 2All Due Respect60 min
    Season 3Episode 3Dead Soldiers60 min
    Season 3Episode 4Hamsterdam60 min
    Season 3Episode 5Straight and True60 min
    Season 3Episode 6Homecoming60 min
    Season 3Episode 7Back Burners60 min
    Season 3Episode 8Moral Midgetry60 min
    Season 3Episode 9Slapstick60 min
    Season 3Episode 10Reformation60 min
    Season 3Episode 11Middle Ground60 min
    Season 3Episode 12Mission Accomplished60 min
    Season 4Episode 1Boys of Summer60 min
    Season 4Episode 2Soft Eyes60 min
    Season 4Episode 3Home Room60 min
    Season 4Episode 4Refugees60 min
    Season 4Episode 5Alliances60 min
    Season 4Episode 6Margin of Error60 min
    Season 4Episode 7Unto Others60 min
    Season 4Episode 8Corner Boys60 min
    Season 4Episode 9Know Your Place60 min
    Season 4Episode 10Misgivings60 min
    Season 4Episode 11A New Day60 min
    Season 4Episode 12That's Got His Own60 min
    Season 4Episode 13Final Grades60 min
    Season 5Episode 1More with Less60 min
    Season 5Episode 2Unconfirmed Reports60 min
    Season 5Episode 3Not for Attribution60 min
    Season 5Episode 4Transitions60 min
    Season 5Episode 5React Quotes60 min
    Season 5Episode 6The Dickensian Aspect60 min
    Season 5Episode 7Took60 min
    Season 5Episode 8Clarifications60 min
    Season 5Episode 9Late Editions60 min
    Season 5Episode 10-30-60 min
    • Dominic West

      as Jimmy McNulty
    • Lance Reddick

      as Cedric Daniels
    • Sonja Sohn

      as Kima Greggs
    • Wood Harris

      as Avon Barksdale
    • Wendell Pierce

      as Bunk Moreland
    • Clarke Peters

      as Lester Freamon
    • Michael Kenneth Williams

      as Omar Little
    • Deirdre Lovejoy

      as Rhonda Pearlman
    • J.D. Williams

      as Bodie Broadus
    • Andre Royo

      as Bubbles
    • Seth Gilliam

      as Ellis Carver
    • Frankie Faison

      as Ervin Burrell
    • Domenick Lombardozzi

      as Herc
    • Corey Parker Robinson

      as Leander Sydnor
    • Isiah Whitlock Jr.

      as Clay Davis
    • Michael Kostroff

      as Maurice Levy
    • John Doman

      as William Rawls
    • Hassan Johnson

      as Roland 'Wee-Bay' Brice
    • Tray Chaney

      as Malik 'Poot' Carr
    Production Joe Chappelle Co-Executive Producer
    Production Nina Kostroff-Noble Executive Producer
    Production Ed Burns Producer
    Production George Pelecanos Producer
    Production Eric Overmyer Producer
    Production David Simon Executive Producer