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Michael K. Williams Dead at 54


Iconic actor Michael K. Williams has passed away at the age of 54. A representative for Williams confirmed the death to The Hollywood Reporter. Visit for more information Williams was nominated for a 2021 Emmy nomination for outstanding supporting actor. Williams was known for Omar Little in The Wire and most recently as Montrose […]

Jemele Hill and Van Lathan Set to Revisit ‘The Wire’ in New Podcast

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Need a reason to rewatch The Wire? How about a new podcast from The Ringer? The podcast network is set to premiere The Wire: Way Down in the Hole, which will be hosted by Van Lathan and Jemele Hill. Visit for more information The Wire: Way Down in the Hole will break down every […]

Michael B. Jordan Wants to Audition for Roles Written for White Men

Michael B. Jordan Wants to Audition for Roles Written for White Men

Michael B. Jordan is most definitely a real one. Despite the roles he adapted in the early stages of his career, the actor wants to try something new. He told his agent, he no longer wants to audition for roles written specifically for African-American men. He wants the role that he’s told he can’t have. […]

Beloved Wire and House Of Cards Actor Reg E. Cathey Dies At 59

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Actor Reg E. Cathey, who played Freddy on “House of Cards” and appeared in “The Wire,” has died. He was 59. Visit for more information The beloved actor passed away at his home in New York, surrounded by friends and family. We’re told he’d been battling lung cancer. Reg Cathey, 1958-2018. Not only a […]

Nathan “Bodie” Barksdale, Inspiration For ‘The Wire’, Dead At 54


A Baltimore drug kingpin who inspired characters on HBO’s classic series The Wire has died in federal prison in North Carolina. Visit for more information Baltimore Health Department spokesman Sean Naron confirmed on Tuesday that 54-year-old Nathan “Bodie” Barksdale died in a medical prison in Butner. Barksdale ran a heroin business in Baltimore in […]

‘The Wire’ Actor Jamie Hector Joins Tupac Biopic ‘All Eyez On Me’ Cast


It has just been announced that Jamie Hector, best known for his role on HBO‘s The Wire, has landed a place in the cast in the highly anticipated Tupac Shakur biopic ‘All Eyez On Me’. Visit for more information The 40 year old Brooklyn native will play ‘Pac’s stepdad, Mutulu Shakur, a legendary revolutionary […]

Police Made ‘The Wire’ Writers Change the Plot Because It Was Too Real


One of the greatest shows ever just got greater Visit for more information The Wire sits in a classroom where only a handful of TV series are allowed to sit. Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, and maybe Friends. It is regarded by many to be the greatest show ever created, and for good reason. Aside […]