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The Wire, Season 1 Release Date and Synopsis

On the drug-infested streets of West Baltimore, there are good guys and there are bad guys. Sometimes you need more than a badge to tell them apart. From HBO comes Season 1 of this highly realistic drama series that follows a single sprawling drug and murder investigation in Baltimore — one that culminates in a complex series of dangerous wiretaps and surveillance. Told from the points of view of both the police and their targets, the series captures a universe where easy distinctions between good and evil, and crime and punishment, are challenged at every turn. The ensemble cast includes Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie R. Faison, Larry Gilliard Jr., Wood Harris, Domenick Lombardozzi, Deirdre Lovejoy, Wendell Pierce, Lance Reddick, Andre Royo, and Sonja Sohn.

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The first season of The Wire (2002) concentrated on the often-futile efforts of police to infiltrate a West Baltimore drug ring headed by Avon Barksdale and his lieutenant, Stringer Bell. In Seasons Two and Three, as the Barksdale investigation escalated, new storylines involving pressures on the working class and the city's political leadership were introduced. Season Four focused on the stories of several young boys in the public school system, struggling with problems at home and the lure of the corner - set against the rise of a new drug empire in West Baltimore and a new Mayor in City Hall. The fifth and final season of The Wire centers on the media's role in addressing - or failing to address - the fundamental political, economic and social realities depicted over the course of the series, while also resolving storylines of the numerous characters woven throughout the narrative arc of the show.

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The Wire, Season 1 (2008) Series Cast & Crew

The Wire, Season 1 (2008) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. The Wire: The characters of season 1. Dominic West (Jimmy McNulty), Lance Reddick (Cedric Daniels), Sonja Sohn (Kima Greggs), Wood Harris (Avon Barksdale), Idris Elba (Stringer Bell), Wendell Pierce (Bunk Moreland), Clarke Peters (Lester Freamon), Michael Kenneth Williams (Omar Little), Deirdre Lovejoy (Rhonda Pearlman), J.D. Williams (Bodie Broadus), Andre Royo (Bubbles), Seth Gilliam (Ellis Carver), Frankie Faison (Ervin Burrell), Domenick Lombardozzi (Herc), Corey Parker Robinson (Leander Sydnor), Jim True-Frost (Roland Pryzbylewski), Michael Kostroff (Maurice Levy), John Doman (William Rawls), Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (D'Angelo Barksdale), all returned for the wire, season 1.

Dominic West (Jimmy McNulty)
Dominic WestJimmy McNultyScore: 5.2
Idris Elba (Stringer Bell)
Idris ElbaStringer BellScore: 11.0
J.D. Williams (Bodie Broadus)
J.D. WilliamsBodie BroadusScore: 6.7
Andre Royo (Bubbles)
Andre RoyoBubblesScore: 4.8
Lance Reddick (Cedric Daniels)
Lance ReddickCedric DanielsScore: 9.0
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (D'Angelo Barksdale)
Lawrence Gilliard Jr.D'Angelo BarksdaleScore: 4.3

Vincent Peranio (Production Designer), all returned for the wire.

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The Wire (Season 1) Full Episodes

On the drug-infested streets of West Baltimore, there are good guys and there are bad guys. Sometimes you need more than a badge to tell them apart. Season 1 follows a single sprawling drug and murder investigation in Baltimore — one that culminates in a complex series of dangerous wiretaps and surveillance.

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1The Target (The Wire) recap, spoilers

The Target

02 June 2002$2.99

In the pilot, Baltimore homicide detective Jimmy McNulty gets into hot water and winds up assigned to a detail of narcotics outcasts charged with investigating drug lord Avon Barksdale and his powerful operation in Franklin Terrace. Meanwhile, Avon's nephew D'Angelo is fresh off beating a murder rap, but he finds himself demoted upon his return to the gang.

2The Detail (The Wire) recap, spoilers

The Detail

09 June 2002$2.99

McNulty feels the heat when a witness who testified against D'Angelo is found murdered. Meanwhile, Greggs is given the lay of the land regarding Avon Barksdale's key players, and Herc, Carver and Prez find big-time trouble at the towers.

3The Buys (The Wire) recap, spoilers

The Buys

16 June 2002$2.99

The early-morning 'field interviews' by Herc, Carver and Prez result in a minor riot, a boy losing an eye and some bad publicity for the department. On the other side of the law, D'Angelo teaches Wallace and Bodie how to play the game (chess) and later impresses Bell with his 'take' from the low-rises.

4Old Cases (The Wire) recap, spoilers

Old Cases

23 June 2002$2.99

Greggs and McNulty try to get Hardcase to turn informant as arraignment begins for those caught in the raid. Barksdale places a bounty on the head of rival gang leader Omar. Meanwhile, McNulty takes Bubbles on a cultural field trip, and Herc and Carver try to track down Bodie.

5The Pager (The Wire) recap, spoilers

The Pager

30 June 2002$2.99

McNulty's detail finally gets 'clone' pagers to track Barksdale and his gang, but nobody can crack the codes used by the callers. Meanwhile, Bell instructs D'Angelo on how to school his lookouts while simultaneously flushing out a possible snitch. Later, Carver and Herc find Bodie, but their interrogation doesn't turn up results.

6The Wire (The Wire) recap, spoilers

The Wire

07 July 2002$2.99

When Rawls looks to make a premature arrest for three murders that are linked to D'Angelo and Avon Barksdale, McNulty and Greggs must argue for a delay in order to preserve the valuable wiretap gains they have made. Meanwhile, Wallace and D'Angelo struggle with their consciences after Avon pays them blood money.

7One Arrest (The Wire) recap, spoilers

One Arrest

21 July 2002$2.99

Tipped off by the wire, Greggs, Herc, Carver and Freamon make a bust, but the incident makes Avon and Stringer suspicious, leading them to close shop in the Pit. Meanwhile, Bunk and McNulty look for another witness in the Gant slaying and hunt a suspect known as 'Mr. Bird.'

8Lessons (The Wire) recap, spoilers

Lessons

28 July 2002$2.99

An unlikely source gives McNulty the tag of a car driven by Stringer Bell. Meanwhile, Greggs and Carver bust a congressional aide carrying dirty cash, but are forced to let him go. Omar earns his 'loose cannon' moniker.

9Game Day (The Wire) recap, spoilers

Game Day

04 August 2002$2.99

Barksdale plays an expensive game of one-upmanship with an east-side rival. Meanwhile, Herc and Carver take some cash off of Wee-Bey's hands, and Omar resurfaces with a bang.

10The Cost (The Wire) recap, spoilers

The Cost

11 August 2002$2.99

With Wallace in custody, McNulty and Daniels try to figure out what to do with him in the months before he testifies. Sydnor and Carver track down one of Barksdale's stash houses, and Prez shows off his 'gift for the paper trail.' McNulty's estranged wife Elena takes desperate measures after learning that he had their kids follow Stringer Bell.

11The Hunt (The Wire) recap, spoilers

The Hunt

18 August 2002$2.99

The police turn up the heat on tracking down Savino, Wee-Bey and Little Man. Burrell orders Daniels to hit drug dealers for results that will impress the press. Barksdale sees his ranks thinning after the hit on Orlando. Bubbles tries to stay sober while scoping out the projects for McNulty; and Freamon determines there's a rat in the detail.

12Cleaning Up (The Wire) recap, spoilers

Cleaning Up

01 September 2002$2.99

The low-rise pay phones are out of service, so McNulty and Daniels try to keep pace by tapping Barksdale's office. Bodie gets new responsibilities from Stringer; Freamon gives Shardene a 'new look'; and D'Angelo goes to NYC on an errand for his uncle. With the detail's future hanging in the balance, Daniels faces off against Burrell and his political allies.

13Sentencing (The Wire) recap, spoilers

Sentencing

08 September 2002$2.99

(Season One finale) Every crew has weak links--including Avon Barksdale's. With the heat turned up in the high-rises, Daniels and McNulty turn to a higher authority in an effort to crack the case wide open.

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Has The Wire, Season 1 been confirmed? Will there be a the wire, season 1?
The countdown to The Wire [2008] Season 1 Episode 1 begins. An all-new episode of The Wire is soon going to be released.

The Wire, Season 1 start date: When does the wire, season 1 come back?
The Wire, Season 1 will air on Sunday 2nd of June 2002.

How many episodes will be in the wire, season 1?
With the season now airing in June 2002. There will be 13 episodes in season 1.

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The Wire, Season 2 cast, spoilers, episodes, reviews
The Wire, Season 202 June 200812 Episodes

McNulty's on harbor patrol. Daniels is in the police-archives dungeon. Prez is chafing in the suburbs. Greggs has a desk job. The detail may be on ice, but corruption marches on . . . and a horrific discovery is about to turn the Baltimore shipping port inside out. HBO presents Season 2 of this gritty drama series that focuses on the vagaries of crime and law enforcement in Baltimore, MD. Setting up in the wake of the first season's joint homicide/narcotics detail that exposed a major drug operation — and left its members stigmatized and reassigned — the second season expands to include not only familiar drug dealers, but a group of longshoremen and organized crime members who are caught up in a major homicide case. The cast includes Dominic West, Chris Bauer, Paul Ben-Victor, John Doman, Idris Elba, and Frankie R. Faison.

The Wire, Season 3 cast, spoilers, episodes, reviews
The Wire, Season 307 July 200812 Episodes

The heat is on in Baltimore. The drug war is being lost, bodies are piling up, and a desperate mayor wants the tide turned before the election. But the police department hasn't got any answers. Wiretaps haven’t worked. Neither have stakeouts or street busts. With the demolition of the Franklin Terrace towers, Stringer Bell and the Barksdale crew have been forced to improvise. But no matter how hard McNulty and the detail try, the dealers always seem to be one step ahead of the game. It’s time to change the rules. A new story begins in Season 3 of the acclaimed HBO drama series that focuses on the vagaries of crime, law enforcement, and politics in Baltimore, MD. As told from the points of view of both the police and their targets, The Wire captures a universe of subterfuge and surveillance, where easy distinctions between good and evil, and crime and punishment, are challenged at every turn.

The Wire, Season 5 cast, spoilers, episodes, reviews
The Wire, Season 506 January 200810 Episodes

In the projects. On the docks. In City Hall. In the schools. And now, in the media. The places and faces change, but the game remains the same. HBO presents the fifth — and final — season of this acclaimed drama series that focuses on the vagaries of crime, law enforcement, politics, and the media in Baltimore, MD. In the final season, the series expands its focus into the media — specifically the role of newspapers in big-city bureaucracy — as it follows a newspaper staff as they struggle to maintain integrity and meet deadlines in the face of budget cuts and staff reductions. The ensemble cast includes Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce, Clarke Peters, and Seth Gilliam.

The Wire, Season 4 cast, spoilers, episodes, reviews
The Wire, Season 421 July 200813 Episodes

In the projects. On the docks. In City Hall. And now, in the schools. The places and faces change, but the game remains the same. A new story begins — on the fourth season of HBO's acclaimed series The Wire. This year, while expanding on storylines introduced in previous seasons — including the new vocations of several characters, the rise of a new drug empire, and the city's imminent mayoral election — the series expands its focus into Baltimore's school system, providing an inside look at the role of the urban educational system in shaping young people's lives. This storyline is played out through four new young characters, each of whom faces difficult choices amidst the temptation of crime and easy money. Dominic West, John Doman, Frankie Faison, and Aidan Gillen lead the tremendous ensemble cast.

The Wire, The Complete Series cast, spoilers, episodes, reviews
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Life on the streets of inner-city Baltimore will never be seen the same way again in the wake of The Wire, the gripping and emotionally involving HBO drama series. Download this special collection featuring all five seasons now and experience the compelling twists and turns as cops and criminals alike navigate the vagaries of law and order in a city overflowing with drugs, crime and corruption.

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En los barrios bajos de Baltimore, se investiga un asesinato relacionado con el mundo de las drogas. Un policía es el encargado de detener a los miembros de un importante cártel. La corrupción policial, las frágiles lealtades dentro de los cárteles y la miseria vinculada al narcotráfico son algunos de los problemas denunciados en esta serie.


À la suite d’un retournement de situation, pour le moins suspect, lors du procès du frère d’un membre de la pègre de Baltimore, le maire décide de faire le ménage dans sa ville. Outre la surveillance des dealers, les infiltrations à l’intérieur même des organisations criminelles et les flagrants délits qui constituent leur quotidien, les policiers d’une unité spéciale doivent également composer avec les pressions politiques venant de toutes parts.


מקנולטי, הבלש האירי שמצליח לעצבן את כל סביבתו, חושף בפני השופט פליין את הסיפור על התנהלות רשויות האכיפה מול הכנופיה האימתנית של גנגסטר בשם בארקסדייל. כך מתחילה חקירת רשת סמים שאף אחד לא רוצה לשמוע עליה.


Az első évad a szereplők két nagyobb csoportjával ismerteti meg a nézőt: a Baltimore-i városi rendőrség tagjaival és a Barksdale család által irányított drogkereskedőkkel. Az évad a drogkereskedők elleni nyomozást követi nyomon.


The Wire is een onverbloemde, uitermate realistische dramaserie over één welbepaalde drugs- en moordzaak in Baltimore. Het onderzoek mondt uit in een complex kluwen van riskante afluistersessies en suveillancemissies. Omdat het verhaal zowel vanuit het perspectief van de politie als dat van hun doelwitten verteld wordt. roept de serie een wereld op waarin de scheidingslijnen tussen goed en slecht vervagen en waarin de traditionele noties van misdaad en strafmaat bij elke nieuwe plotwending op de proef gesteld worden. In de door drugs geteisterde straten van west Baltimore kom je zowel good guys als bad guys tegen. Maar een politiepenning volstaat soms niet om ze uit elkaar te houden..


A primeira temporada desta série criada por David Simon e produzida pela HBO aborda o cruel e violento submundo das drogas nas grandes cidades americanas.

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На протяжении 13 серий полиция Балтимора охотится за контролирующей наркотраффик семьей Барксдейл. Детектив Джимми МакНалти отправляет Д'Анджело Барксдейла в тюрьму за убийство, но вскоре узнает от судьи Фелана, что главная свидетельница преступления отказывается от своих показаний. Скорее всего, ее запугали бандиты Барксдейла. Тогда детективы начинают прослушивать телефоны бандитов. Собрав компромат, они проводят задержание. Во время операции серьезно ранена детектив Кима Греггс. Несмотря на противодействие заинтересованных лиц, Барксдейла удается взять с поличным. Его помощники сбегают из города, а чересчур инициативного МакНалти переводят из убойного в морской отдел.


故事发生在巴尔的摩的毒品集中地,毒品商Barksdale被卷入一宗谋杀案中,. Jimmy受命组织一个由杀人犯和贩毒者组成的团队,来对付毒品头子阿文。阿文有一群忠心耿耿的拥护者,而且眼线众多。得到密报后,他们一方面装作与政府合作,另一方面暗中与对手奥尔玛较劲,奥尔玛曾经抢夺过阿文的毒品,并转手倒卖。调查监督员Daniels此时正面临因受贿被调查的麻烦。 评价:该剧以毒品为中心,引发出关于各方面生活的一个“食物链”,涉及到吸毒者、毒品商、警察和政客,是有史以来最受好评的剧集

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