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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 […]

MIPTV Hot List: Dramas With Mackenzie Davis, Connie Nielsen and Aidan Gillen Set to Heat Up TV Market

After two online-only versions, a consequence of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the international television market MIPTV is hoping to return with a bang. This year will mark MIPTV’s reboot, with the spring market planned as a more business-focused trade fair. After a one-day MIPDrama showcase of 10 top international fiction series, on April 3, MIPTV […]

‘The Crown’s Tobias Menzies Dedicates His Emmy Win to Michael K. Williams

Tobias Menzies, who won the best supporting actor in a drama award at Sunday’s Primetime Emmys, dedicated his win to the late Lovecraft Country star Michael K. Williams, who was considered the frontrunner for the honor. Menzies, who was not in attendance at the ceremony to accept his award, was nominated for his role as […]

“For Omar”: Baltimore Ravens Pay Special Whistle Tribute to Michael K. Williams Before NFL Game

The late Michael K. Williams made his presence felt in Baltimore once more on Sunday night after the Ravens’ used his character Omar Little’s iconic signature whistle as part of their pre-game introductions. Before they faced off against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Ravens’ first home opener and first game with a sold-out arena since […]

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 […]

Critic’s Notebook: Michael K. Williams Was a Unique Scene-Stealer, Ensemble Anchor

From 'The Wire' to 'Boardwalk Empire' to 'Lovecraft Country' to 'Hap & Leonard' to 'When They See Us,' the late Michael Kenneth Williams was an actor you couldn't look away from, whether in an ensemble or as a lead.

Michael K. Williams, ‘The Wire’ Actor, Dies at 54

Michael K. Williams, the mesmerizing actor and five-time Emmy nominee best known for his role as Baltimore stick-up man Omar Little on HBO’s The Wire, has died, his rep told The Hollywood Reporter. He was 54. “It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of Emmy-nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams. They ask for your privacy while […]

Robert Hogan, Actor on ‘Peyton Place,’ ‘The Wire’ and Tons More TV Shows, Dies at 87

Robert Hogan, the familiar New York actor who made a six-decade career out of popping up on television shows including Hogan’s Heroes, whose main character was named after him, has died. He was 87. Hogan died Thursday of complications from pneumonia at his home on the coast of Maine, his family announced. On the stage, […]

Michael K. Williams Struggled Saying Goodbye to Omar When ‘The Wire’ Ended

Michael K. Williams says he struggled when 'The Wire' ended and he had to say goodbye to Omar.

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.

Critics’ Conversation: Is TV Afraid to Tackle Police Brutality or Just Unable to Do It Well?

As protests sparked by the murder of George Floyd continue around the country, THR's Daniel Fienberg and Inkoo Kang reflect on the small screen's struggle to depict police violence and community responses.

Critic’s Notebook: Now’s the Time to Set Aside These Common TV Prejudices

Have you put off watching a TV show because it had a bad title or it ended prematurely or you didn't have the patience to wait for it to "get better"? Lockdown is the perfect time to set aside those prejudices.