'The Wire:' U.S. Attorney General Begs Creators for Another Season

6:56 PM PST 05/31/2011 by THR staff
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"I want to speak directly to [Ed] Burns and [David] Simon, do another season of 'The Wire' ... or a movie," Eric Holder says Tuesday at the Justice Department.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is a huge fan of HBO's crime drama The Wire -- so much so that on Tuesday, he urged the show's creators to bring it back.

Speaking alongside several cast members at the Justice Department, Holder sent a message to creators Ed Burns and David Simon.

"Having looked at those clips again, I'm reminded how great that series was," he said, according to the Washington Examiner. "I want to speak directly to Mr. Burns and Mr. Simon, do another season of The Wire. ... I want another season, or a movie. I have a lot of power," he quipped.

The Wire went off the air in 2008 after five seasons; while it was critically adored, the show never really caught on in the ratings.

Holder, along with other government officials, praised the series for its accurate depictions of children who are exposed to drug use, manufacturing or selling in their homes. The DOJ last year established an intra-agency task force to help kids in such situations.

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