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Are HBO making a prequel to The Wire?

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Initial post: 23 Nov 2008 14:19:58 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Nov 2008 14:22:30 GMT
The videos Amazon features on this page, of The Wire prequel set in 1962, 1985 and 2000, do not feature in any of the series. Are HBO making a prequel and if so, are David Simon and Ed Burns involved?

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Dec 2008 22:03:16 GMT
A. Whitehead says:
Nope. They were made as extended trailers and tasters for Season 5, which aired a long time after Season 4 so the creators wanted to give the fans some extra stuff.

According to Simon, they had an option to talk to HBO about a sixth season, but he decided against it as he felt there was nowhere left for the show to go, so ended it on his terms. Although he was annoyed they only got 10 episodes to wrap it up in.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Dec 2008 04:02:33 GMT
Anita says:
Thanks God they are reasonable enough to finish at the highest!

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Dec 2008 20:53:48 GMT
Thanks for your reply. I'm glad they decided to quit while they were ahead, rather than milking the franchise until it becomes a walking self-parody. I always thought the fifth series was the weakest (still great, mind) - though that is only compared to the outstandingly high quality of the preceeding four.
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