The Wire at 20

Few shows are as beloved as the HBO Original Series The Wire. In honor of its 20th anniversary, HBO is releasing a brand new podcast hosted by musician and actor Method Man and featuring revealing interviews with the show’s most memorable voices. Over eight episodes, the podcast will look back at David Simon’s sprawling five-season drama and unpack its complex themes, cultural influence, and ongoing legacy. The Wire at 20 podcast is produced by HBO and Campside Media.   Stream all five seasons of The Wire now on HBO Max.

00:29:17 2022-06-30
The Wire has historically been known for its tight-knit family environment behind the scenes. Executive producer Nina Noble attributes their bond to the show's underdog status. Domenick Lombardozzi, Dominic West, JD Williams, and Andre Royo join The Wire ...
00:39:25 2022-06-23
The Wire isn’t exactly a love letter to Baltimore, but you can’t deny the Charm City gives the show its personality and energy. David Simon joins The Wire at 20 to describe how the politics of filming in Baltimore changed over time. Andre Royo and JD ...
00:34:25 2022-06-16
Casting director Alexa Fogel explains how tricky it was to cast one of The Wire’s lead characters, Jimmy McNulty. We hear from Dominic West, Wendell Pierce, and Andre Royo about scoring their roles and the unique prep work they did to ace their performa...
00:47:23 2022-06-09
Hassan Johnson, who played Roland “Wee-Bey” Brice, joins The Wire at 20 for an animated conversation between old friends. He and Method Man reminisce about growing up together on Staten Island, share behind-the-scenes memories of their time on The Wir...
00:26:27 2022-06-02
The Wire was far from a surefire hit from day one. Host Method Man walks through The Wire’s long journey to the screen and the initial challenges it faced. Series co-creators David Simon and Ed Burns join to discuss how their backgrounds in journalism a...
00:04:11 2022-05-27
The official 20th anniversary podcast for the HBO Original Series The Wire. Hosted by Method Man and featuring interviews with the show’s cast, crew, and creators, the 8-episode podcast will offer a behind-the-scenes peek into the show’s production an...