Back then, Former Attorney General commanded David Simon to return with HBO’s ‘The Wire’ Season 6 or a sequel movie. He agreed, but on a condition. Read below to know what that condition was and how ‘The Wire’ was a pioneer.
Many of us did not watch ‘The Wire’ on HBO network when it premiered in 2002. Spanning across 5 seasons, and over 60 ‘The Wire’ episodes, it ended in 2008. Back then, the audience wasn’t ready for themes that David Simon (creator of ‘The Wire’) served on the HBO network. But is now the right time to bring forth a reboot of ‘The Wire’ Season 6 in 2020?
Surprisingly, Emmy neglected the series despite unanimous critical approval. Considered flagship series in the genre filled with shows like Sopranos, 6 Feet Under, fans want the classic masterpiece The Wire to reboot itself for season 6 and 2020 seems like a perfect time to do it.
- Simon’s deal with US justice department for ‘The Wire’ Season 6
- Why time is ripe for ‘The Wire’ Season 6
- HBO’s ‘The Wire’: Not a cop show!
Back then in 2011, it was Attorney General, Eric Holder who literally ordered Simon and co-creator Burns to revive ‘The Wire’ with season 6 or make a sequel movie.
“I want to speak directly to [co-creator Ed] Burns and Mr. [David] Simon: Do another season of The Wire [season 6]… That’s actually at a minimum… If you don’t do a season, do a movie. They’ve done HBO movies, this is a series that deserves a movie. I want another season or I want a movie. I have a lot of power Mr. Burns and Mr. Simon.”
Why time is ripe for ‘The Wire’ Season 6?
There is a meek possibility of season 6 only if the US justice dept. decides to go against their present stance on dr*gs. In the age of WikiLeaks controversy and rigging elections, Season 6 of ‘The Wire’ has endless themes to put under its surveillance and wiretap the inaccessible dark realities of contemporary dysfunctional institutions. It is the best time to come up with a new season or movie. ‘The Wire’ Season 6 2020 is what fans are rooting for. ‘The Wire’ episodes have kept fans on the edge throughout the seasons, and fans think that a reboot with season 6 will be no different.
HBO’s ‘The Wire’: Not a cop show!
The series in 5 seasons mainly dealt with dysfunctional public institutions and surveillance methods (wiretap) used by the police. The wire (the technology) gives access to police into the dark world, while viewers through ‘The Wire’ episodes saw what Frankie Faison aptly describes to Guardian.
“Sometimes the ‘good’ people are not so good and sometimes the ‘bad’ people are striving to be good. It was something a great deal of people could identify with. We never pulled back. We met everything head-on and dealt with the truth.”
Unlike other TV shows of that time, this was not a cop drama where everyone is shown in black and white. ‘The Wire’ in over 60 episodes across the 5 seasons, went into the “grey side” of institutions, characters, and events as a whole.
It made America understand “the why” before judging any of the characters. It will be interesting to watch ‘The Wire’ Season 6 in 2020, covering the contemporary wiretapped world. Have you seen the earlier seasons yet? ‘The Wire’ is not available on Netflix as it is an HBO show.
As for those who are listening to the fan uproar, we hope that if not HBO, then, at least, Netflix will take up ‘The Wire’ for a season 6 reboot in 2020.
Do you think it’s a good idea to have ‘The Wire’ Season 6 2020? Which are your favourite ‘The Wire’ episodes? Let us know in the comments below if you also want ‘The Wire’ Season 6.
Why is ‘The Wire’ so popular?
There are many reasons behind the popularity of ‘The Wire’ include the subject matter of the show. The show has also been lauded for its great cinematography, sound design, and great acting on part of the show’s actors.
Is ‘The Wire’ better than ‘Breaking Bad’?
While both shows have their own fan base, and enjoy immense success, ‘Breaking Bad’ steals the show with just a little margin. According to IMDb, ‘Breaking Bad’ has a 9.5/10 rating, while ‘The Wire’ has a 9.3/10 rating.
What year is ‘The Wire’ set in?
The story of ‘The Wire’ began in 1984 when a Baltimore Sun journalist started covering the wiretap related arrest of a local drug lord.