Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicTelevisionDrama · 1 decade ago

Is The Show "The Wire" a True Story?

I want to know if the show " The Wire" a true story or not. I have been watching it for a while now :) !

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The Wire is fictional (not a true story) drama series set and produced in Baltimore, Maryland. The show was created, produced, and primarily written by author and former police reporter David Simon.

    The creator of the show David Simon has stated that he originally set out to create a police drama loosely based on the experiences of his writing partner Ed Burns, a former homicide detective. Burns, when working on protracted investigations of violent drug dealers using surveillance technology, had often faced frustration with the bureaucracy of the police department, which Simon related to his own ordeals as a police reporter for The Baltimore Sun. Simon chose to set the show in Baltimore because of his familiarity with the city. He approached the mayor to get approval to portray it bleakly and was welcomed to do the show in the city.

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