Since The Wire ended, things have been rough on all of us. We’re out of touch with Baltimore, we keep asking ourselves what Omar Little would do, and we’re just not hardcore like we used to be. But there may be hope.
Earlier this month, Attorney General Eric Holder bemoaned the end of The Wire while sitting on a panel with cast members from the show. He even gave a direct shout out to the show’s creators, “I want another season or I want a movie. I have a lot of power, Mr. Burns and Mr. Simon.” Finally, someone using political power for good in the Weinergate era.
David Simon responded, “The Attorney-General’s kind remarks are noted and appreciated.” That sounds promising. “I’ve spoken to Ed Burns and we are prepared to go to work on season six of The Wire.” YES. YES!!! “… if the Department of Justice is equally ready to reconsider and address its continuing prosecution of our misguided, destructive and dehumanising drug prohibition.” Oh. Right.
The Wire made a point of raising social and political issues throughout its five seasons, and it seems to be continuing the pointed commentary from beyond the DVD grave. Well, it was almost the best Friday ever. [The Atlantic via Twitter]