Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Eric Holder: The Wire Fanboy

Attorney General Eric Holder was at the "Drug Endangered Children Public Awareness Campaign" with former The Wire stars Wendell Pierce, Sonja Sohn and Jim True-Frost. Holder jokingly gave this decree to the show's creators David Simon and Ed Burns.

"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."

Mr. Simon and Mr. Burns, you have been given your orders. The Attorney General and fans have spoken. Unfortunately, another season of The Wire would not have Omar Little or Jimmy McNulty.

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