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‘The Wire’s’ David Simon, George Pelecanos Reteam for HBO Limited Series

'We Own This City' will explore the story behind Baltimore's infamous Gun Trace Task Force.

Hollywood Flashback: David Simon’s ‘Corner’ Won 3 Emmys in 2000

While his latest limited series, HBO's 'The Plot Against America,' earned a single Emmy nomination for cinematography on July 28, two decades ago, Simon's first HBO project earned four noms and won…

‘The Plot Against America’: TV Review

David Simon adapts 'The Plot Against America,' Philip Roth's alt-history novel about Charles Lindbergh's rise to the presidency and its impact on one Jewish family in New Jersey, in an HBO limited…

David Simon, Zoe Kazan Wade Into Timely Alt-History of ‘The Plot Against America’

"Great effort is being made to define people as 'less American.'"

Critic’s Notebook: ‘The Deuce’ Finale Undermines Series’ Own Brutal Brilliance

HBO's 'The Deuce,' starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco, has been one of the best TV dramas of the last five years, but its cheesy epilogue missed the mark.

David Simon on Philip Roth “Caution” for ‘Plot Against America’ Adaptation: “Never Confuse Trump for Lindbergh”

'The Wire,' 'Treme' and 'The Deuce' writer-producer David Simon revealed how Philip Roth cautioned him against confusing Donald Trump for Charles Lindbergh in his upcoming 'Plot Against America'…

Hollywood Flashback: Now a Classic, ‘The Wire’ Was Overlooked by the Emmys

The acclaimed David Simon-created show ran for five seasons and didn't receive so much as one award: "The theory among HBO executives was it was an East Coast show and the Emmy voters were in L.A."

Critic’s Notebook: Where’s the Next Great Cop Show?

'The Wire' is still the greatest cop show ever — end of discussion. That said, there's a bunch of recent vintage crime series that deserve to be in the conversation, but let's get some more in the…

Showrunner David Simon Rips His Own Agency CAA, Calls Packaging Fees “Corrupt”

Showrunner David Simon blasted CAA for a 1990 conflict of interest in which it represented both sides of a rights sale without his knowledge or consent.

Idris Elba, David Simon Look Back on Painful Decision to Kill Off Stringer Bell on ‘The Wire’

Idris Elba and 'The Wire' creator David Simon look back on how they each wrestled with the onscreen fate of fan favorite Stringer Bell.

David Simon Fascism Drama ‘The Plot Against America’ a Go at HBO

David Simon is adapting Philip Roth's novel 'The Plot Against America' as a six-episode miniseries for HBO.

Toronto: Maggie Gyllenhaal Says Directing Is “Where My Heart Is”

Maggie Gyllenhaal talked about turning to directing and her role on HBO's 'The Deuce' during a conversation at TIFF 2018.