The Wire

'Perry Mason' HBO Greenlights Limited Series; Tim Van Patten to Direct, EP

It's been awhile since anyone's seen the famed criminal defense attorney back in the courtroom and back on the case, but that's about to come to an end with television director, writer, and producer Tim Van Patten (Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos, Game of Thrones) set to direct and executive produce HBO's Perry Mason. Written and […]

Reg E. Cathey

House of Cards, The Wire Actor Reg E. Cathey Dies at the Age of 59

Emmy-winning actor Reg E. Cathey has died at the age of 59. He had reportedly been battling cancer. Cathey was best known for his work on House of Cards, The Wire and Oz. He also appeared in the 2015 Fantastic Four film as Dr. Franklin Storm. The Yale School of Drama-educated actor was born in […]

HBO Green Lights Red Light Series 'The Deuce' For Season 2

HBO wastes no time appreciating a hit when they have it, announcing that the cable giant has renewed its critically acclaimed drama series The Deuce for a second season. Created by George Pelecanos (Treme) and David Simon (The Wire, Homicide: Life on the Streets), the series was renewed after airing only the second episode of the show's […]

Arrow Seeking A Jason Momoa Type For Season Five Big Bad

Arrow is looking to find a formidable physical presence for its season five antagonist. TVLine reports a casting notice for a character called "Anton Church" is making the rounds. Church is said to be an "apex predator" and described as both Aquaman Jason Momoa in terms of physicality and as The Wire character Stringer Bell […]

Tread Titan Perilously — Episode 7

Tread Perilously is a weekly "worst of television" podcast hosted by Erik Amaya and writer Justin Robinson. They discuss poor decision making in the form of episodic television. Previously centered on the Lifetime limited series The Lizzie Borden Chronicles, lifelong Doctor Who fan Erik decided to subject Justin — a watcher of exactly two 2014 […]

From Writer/Producer Of The Wire, A New Comic Book – The Six

George Pelecanos wrote for the first season of HBO's The Wire, and was made a producer for the second season, writing and producing for the third before moving to just writer, so he could also concentrate on his novel, The Night Gardner. He also worked on Treme as well as his own show, Bosch. And […]