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The Wire

Genres: Drama, Police Procedural
Broadcast on: e.tv, M-Net, Mzansi Magic, Top One, M-Net Action, M-Net Edge

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Seasons

Season 1

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
HBO 02 Jun 2002 08 Sep 2002 Sundays, 21h00 - 22h00 13
M-Net 07 Jul 2003 06 Oct 2003 Mondays, 22h00 - 23h00 13
e.tv 08 Jan 2007 02 Apr 2007 Mondays, 21h00 - 22h00 13
Top One 21 Oct 2010 13 Jan 2011 Thursdays, 21h00 - 22h00 13
Mzansi Magic 07 Nov 2011 30 Jan 2012 Mondays, 23h00 - 00h00 13
M-Net Edge 17 Feb 2015 12 May 2015 Tuesdays, 22h00 - 23h00 13


Season 1

The first season of the show focuses on the story of a multi-generational family business that deals in illegal drugs and the efforts of the police to curb their trade.

The series begins with one of the key figures in the drug cartel using intimidation to clear one of his young dealers of a murder charge. He comes up against homicide detective Jimmy McNulty, a member of a joint homicide/narcotics unit created to investigate a single drug-dealing operation.

Venting his frustration that the gang is responsible for as many as ten unsolved murders, McNulty gets reassigned to a detail nobody wants.

While his superiors and co-workers just want the heat to die down so they can drop the investigation, McNulty and an unlikely ally, narcotics detective Shakima Greggs, commit themselves to use any means necessary, including heightened surveillance and sophisticated wiretaps, to bust the gang and its elusive leader.


Season 1 Cast

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Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty

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Deputy Commissioner William A. Rawls

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Russell 'Stringer' Bell

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Comm. Ervin H. Burrell

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D'Angelo Barksdale

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Avon Barksdale

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Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman

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Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland

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Lt. Cedric Daniels

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Bubbles

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Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs

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Det. Lester Freamon

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Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski

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Sgt. Ellis Carver

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Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk

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Preston 'Bodie' Broadus

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Omar Little

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Det. Leander Sydnor

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Maurice 'Maury' Levy

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State Sen. R. Clayton 'Clay' Davis

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Brianna Barksdale

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Det. Ed Norris

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Det. Michael Santangelo

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Det. Vernon Holley

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Donette

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Elena McNulty

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FBI Spec. Agent Terrance "Fitz" Fitzhugh

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Johnny

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Judge Daniel Phelan

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Maj. Bobby Reed

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Maj. Raymond Foerster

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Maj. Stanislaus 'Stan' Valchek

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Malik 'Poot' Carr

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Marla Daniels

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Marquis 'Bird' Hilton

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Officer in courtroom

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Proposition Joe Stewart

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Roland 'Wee-Bey' Brice

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Sgt. Jay Landsman

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Shardene Innes

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Wallace

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Walon

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Rae

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