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A Glimpse of What's Next for The Wire

A Glimpse of What's Next for The Wire



When the Hollywood writers' strike is really getting me down, there's a mantra I like to repeat: "We'll still have The Wire!"

The HBO series kicks off its fifth and final season Jan. 6, though digital cable subscribers with On Demand will be able to see the episodes a full week early. The 10-episode season is focused on the media and set at the Baltimore Sun, where series creator David Simon worked for years as a police reporter.

A few promos for the season are out now, and they're making me even more impatient for the show to get started again. Each focuses on a specific character — one for Marlo, another for Carcetti. To watch two of my favorites — for Omar and McNulty — as well as a general promo for the whole fifth season, just read more

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