A New Season for the 'The Wire'? Creator David Simon Tells U.S. Attorney General He'll Do It, With Just One Condition
Last week, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the Department of Justice on a very important matter: bringing back "The Wire" to HBO for another season. Holder said he was "reminded how great that series was," and stated outright, "I want another season."
The good news is that co-creator David Simon is ready and willing to make another season. But, he has one condition, and it's a doozy. Here is Simon's response:
"The Attorney-General’s kind remarks are noted and appreciated. I’ve spoken to Ed Burns and we are prepared to go to work on season six of 'The Wire' if the Department of Justice is equally ready to reconsider and address its continuing prosecution of our misguided, destructive and dehumanising drug prohibition."
Wow. I mean, wow. Did the Department of Justice just get burned, or what? Holder could have seen that coming, considering that the real message of "The Wire" is the hopelessness of the War on Drugs and the ruin it has brought to families and communities. And with countless analysts declaring the War on Drugs a complete failure, Simon sort of has the right-of-way in this argument.
So how about it, Holder? We would definitely appreciate it if you would do what Simon says, so we can have more "Wire." The ball is in your court, buddy.