America’s A.G. Puts In an Order to HBO
Posted on Jun 1, 2011
Looks like Attorney General Eric Holder is a big fan of HBO’s “The Wire”—so much so, in fact, that he has strongly suggested that the crime drama’s writers work on another season of the retired series or perhaps a made-for-cable movie.
Holder put in his request Tuesday with three of the show’s actors in attendance during a Justice Department panel discussion about children and drugs. Fine, but how might his efforts be channeled into the realm of nonfiction? —KA
I want to speak directly to Mr. Burns and Mr. Simon: Do another season of ‘The Wire’,” Holder said, drawing laughter and applause from the audience. “That’s actually at a minimum. … If you don’t do a season, do a movie. We’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.”
U.S. Dept. of Justice
Eric Holder, HBO viewer and attorney general, would like to revive “The Wire” if at all possible, please.