David Simon and Ed Burns on the Iraq War

Ed Burns and David Simon, the creators behind HBO's now-recognized-as-the-best-show-ever The Wire, are developing for HBO a seven episode scripted miniseries following Marines in the early days of the Iraq invasion. I hope they bring the same subtly and complex realism that they've carried The Wire on. (via aicn)

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i have just now (literally) completed the first 3 episodes of season 1 of the Wire. it's pretty cool! is it still running?

liam | Thu, 03/01/2007 - 5:13pm

Keep watching! You'll be floored by how much better it gets.

Yes, there's one more season to come. Season 4 just finished airing on HBO a few months ago.

The seasons can be described thematically with the following large brush strokes:

Season 1: the relationship between urban life and authority
Season 2: the working class
Season 3: reform
Season 4: education
Season 5: the media

crazymonk | Thu, 03/01/2007 - 5:38pm

1: drugs
2: docks
3: politics
4: education
5. media

flea | Thu, 03/01/2007 - 8:39pm

Season 3 was politics for sure. And the overall theme of the show is the death of American cities.

Los Angeles Anthony | Thu, 03/01/2007 - 9:54pm

techs, drugs, docks & pols? i'm in.

liam | Fri, 03/02/2007 - 11:30am