Rumors of a the Wire reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Tuesday (October 22) as reports claimed that HBO confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2020.
UPDATE 23/10/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 17 years since the Wire first aired?! (17 years, 4 months, 21 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did the Wire end?
When the Wire came to an end after 6 years in March 2008, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to their favorite sitcom characters. And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Wire reunion disappoint people?
The Wire aired from 2002-2008 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules.
Still hoping for a Wire movie?
In a recent interview, Idris Elba (who played Russell "Stringer" Bell) said he can't imagine a Wire reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Tristan Wilds (who played Michael Lee) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Wire movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Wire film, Michael B. Jordan stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Wire reboot?
Recasting the Wire for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Wire reunion, a Wire movie, or a Wire reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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