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TV Writer David Simon Says Industry Is Going to “Infantilize Itself” if AI Is the Future for Scripts

David Simon, television writer known for The Wire and Homicide: Life on the Street, is sharing his thoughts on artificial intelligence in Hollywood and writers rooms amid the ongoing strike. During a recent interview on NPR’s Consider This podcast, Simon said, “I’d rather put a gun in my mouth,” than use AI to help write […]

David Simon, Jon Bernthal and the Makers of HBO’s ‘We Own This City’ on Dirty Cops, the Drug War and the Legacy of ‘The Wire’

David Simon may have left The Baltimore Sun’s crime desk more than 20 years ago, but he never lost his nose for a good story — nor his commitment to chronicling the ravages of the war on drugs in his hometown. His nonfiction books on the subject, Homicide and The Corner (the latter written with […]

HBO’s ‘We Own This City’: TV Review

'The Wire' creator David Simon, working again with George Pelecanos, returns to the streets and police precincts of Baltimore with a six-episode limited series focusing on a real corruption scandal from 2017.

HBO Releases Trailer for New Cop Drama From ‘The Wire’ Creator David Simon

David Simon’s latest look at cops and crime in Baltimore now has a teaser trailer. We Own This City is a limited series from the creator of The Wire, looking at the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force. The project is based on a book by Baltimore Sun reporter […]

‘The Wire’ Creator Says He’ll Pull Upcoming HBO Series From Texas Over Abortion Law

The controversial abortion law in Texas may be starting to impact Hollywood filming in the state. The Wire creator David Simon announced via Twitter on Monday that he wouldn’t film an upcoming HBO project in Texas, as he had apparently planned to, due to the new restrictions. “As an employer, this is beyond politics,” Simon […]

Michael K. Williams Played Omar Little One Last Time After ‘The Wire’ as Favor to David Simon

Michael K. Williams was remembered in a powerful essay written by The Wire creator David Simon over the weekend, which explained how important the iconic HBO series was to the actor. Simon also spoke of the last time Williams played Omar Little. The beloved Williams died Sept. 6. He was 54. In his piece published […]

‘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 three Emmys.

‘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 series starring Winona Ryder, John Turturro and Zoe Kazan.

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' miniseries for HBO.