Attorney General Holder orders more episodes of 'The Wire'

May 31, 2011|By Luke Broadwater | By Luke Broadwater

The Obama administration has some very pressing matters on its hands: Three overseas wars, an economy struggling to recover and a massive budget shortfall. 

So, what are administration officials spending their time doing? Why, ordering more episodes of "The Wire," of course. 

Earlier today, Attorney General Eric Holder met with three of the show's actors -- Wendell Pierce (“Bunk”), Sonja Sohn (“Kima”) and Jim True-Frost (“Prez”) -- as part of a forum about preventing child abuse. 

But, according to Reuters, Holder couldn't resist issuing an order to the Baltimore-based show's writers, David Simon and Ed Burns, for more content: 

“I want to speak directly to Mr. Burns and Mr. Simon: Do another season of ‘The Wire’,” Holder said, drawing laughter and applause from the audience. “That’s actually at a minimum. … If you don’t do a season, do a movie. We’ve done HBO movies, this is a series that deserves a movie. I want another season or I want a movie. I have a lot of power Mr. Burns and Mr. Simon.”

Baltimore city government officials have long criticized the show as painting too negative a portrait of Baltimore, but how can they be against an edict from the Obama administration? 

Let's get ready for Season 6! 

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