If you haven’t seen David Simon’s “The Wire” yet, don’t worry – not too long ago, I was just like you. It took me years of hearing people talk about how amazing the show was before I finally made the effort to carve out enough time to sit down and watch it, and I was rewarded with one of the richest, most satisfying shows that’s ever aired on television. People have written books about how great this show is, breaking down Simon’s novel-esque take on the institutions of the modern American city, and if you’ve seen the show, then you don’t need me to tell you how brilliantly his efforts translated to the screen.
Last night at the Paley Center in New York City, much of the cast reunited with producer Nina Noble and co-creator/executive producer David Simon to talk about the show’s legacy with moderator Alan Sepinwall. Dominic West and Idris Elba, two of the biggest names from the series, sent in videos since they couldn’t be there in person, but there were a number of actors who were able to make the trip, including John Doman (Bill Rawls), Wendell Pierce (“Bunk” Moreland), Sonja Sohn (Kima Greggs), Seth Gilliam (Ellis Carver), Jim True-Frost (“Prez” Pryzbylewski), Michael K. Williams (Omar Little), Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (D’Angelo Barksdale), and Jamie Hector (Marlo Stanfield).
Yahoo has full video of the event, but unfortunately I can’t embed it, so click here if you’d like to see it for yourself. I’d highly recommend it – if for no other reason than to hear Idris Elba’s natural accent somewhere around the 23:00 mark.
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