The Wire



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.

  1. David Simon


Top Billed Cast

  1. Dominic West

    Dominic West

    Jimmy McNulty

  2. Lance Reddick

    Lance Reddick

    Cedric Daniels

  3. Sonja Sohn

    Sonja Sohn

    Kima Greggs

  4. Wendell Pierce

    Wendell Pierce

    Bunk Moreland

  5. Clarke Peters

    Clarke Peters

    Lester Freamon

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The Wire

Season 5

2008 | 10 Episodes

In the projects. On the docks. In City Hall. In the schools. And now, in the media. The places and faces change, but the game remains the same. In the fifth — and final — season, the series expands its focus into the media — specifically the role of newspapers in big-city bureaucracy — as it follows a newspaper staff as they struggle to maintain integrity and meet deadlines in the face of budget cuts and staff reductions.

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The Wire
The Wire



Status Ended


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  • TV-MA


    This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 60m




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