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The series spans 5 seasons and 60 episodes. The series began on HBO on June 2, 2002 in the United States with the episode "The Target" and has aired through its fifth season, concluding with the episode "–30–".[1][2] Currently, the first four seasons are available on Region 1 and 2 DVD. Seasons 1 and 2 are also available on Region 4 DVD.

Seasons Edit

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD Release
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4 Discs
1 13 2002 October 12, 2004 April 18, 2005 May 11, 2005 5
2 12 2003 January 25, 2005 October 10, 2005 May 3, 2006
3 12 2004 August 8, 2006 February 5, 2007 N/A
4 13 2006 December 4, 2007[3] March 10, 2008[4] N/A 4
5 10 2008 N/A

Season oneEdit

Main article: Season one
Season # Series # Title Story Teleplay Director Original airdate
1 1 The Target David Simon, Ed Burns David Simon Clark Johnson June 2, 2002
2 2 The Detail David Simon, Ed Burns David Simon Clark Johnson June 9, 2002
3 3 The Buys David Simon, Ed Burns David Simon Peter Medak June 16, 2002
4 4 Old Cases David Simon, Ed Burns David Simon Clement Virgo June 23, 2002
5 5 The Pager David Simon, Ed Burns Ed Burns Peter Medak June 30, 2002
6 6 The Wire David Simon, Ed Burns David Simon Ed Bianchi July 7, 2002
7 7 One Arrest David Simon, Ed Burns Rafael Alvarez Joe Chappelle July 21, 2002
8 8 Lessons David Simon, Ed Burns David Simon Gloria Muzio July 28, 2002
9 9 Game Day David Simon, Ed Burns David H. Melnick, Shamit Choksey Milčo Mančevski August 4, 2002
10 10 The Cost David Simon, Ed Burns David Simon Brad Anderson August 11, 2002
11 11 The Hunt David Simon, Ed Burns Joy Lusco Steve Shill August 18, 2002
12 12 Cleaning Up David Simon, Ed Burns George Pelecanos Clement Virgo September 1, 2002
13 13 Sentencing David Simon, Ed Burns David Simon, Ed Burns Tim Van Patten September 8, 2002

Season twoEdit

Main article: Season two
Season # Series # Title Story Teleplay Director Original airdate
1 14 Ebb Tide David Simon, Ed Burns David Simon Ed Bianchi[5] June 1, 2003
2 15 Collateral Damage David Simon, Ed Burns David Simon Ed Bianchi June 8, 2003
3 16 Hot Shots David Simon, Ed Burns David Simon Elodie Keene June 15, 2003
4 17 Hard Cases David Simon, Joy Lusco Joy Lusco Elodie Keene June 22, 2003
5 18 Undertow David Simon, Ed Burns Ed Burns Steve Shill June 29, 2003
6 19 All Prologue David Simon, Ed Burns David Simon Steve Shill July 6, 2003
7 20 Backwash David Simon, Rafael Alvarez Rafael Alvarez Thomas J. Wright July 13, 2003
8 21 Duck and Cover David Simon, George Pelecanos George Pelecanos Daniel Attias July 27, 2003
9 22 Stray Rounds David Simon, Ed Burns David Simon Tim Van Patten August 3, 2003
10 23 Storm Warnings David Simon, Ed Burns Ed Burns Rob Bailey August 10, 2003
11 24 Bad Dreams David Simon, George Pelecanos George Pelecanos Ernest Dickerson August 17, 2003
12 25 Port in a Storm David Simon, Ed Burns David Simon Robert F. Colesberry August 24, 2003

Season threeEdit

Main article: Season three
Season # Series # Title Story Teleplay Director Original airdate
1 26 Time after Time David Simon, Ed Burns David Simon Ed Bianchi September 19, 2004
2 27 All Due Respect David Simon, Richard Price Richard Price Steve Shill September 26, 2004
3 28 Dead Soldiers David Simon, Dennis Lehane Dennis Lehane Rob Bailey October 3, 2004
4 29 Amsterdam David Simon, George Pelecanos George Pelecanos Ernest Dickerson October 10, 2004
5 30 Straight and True David Simon, Ed Burns Ed Burns Daniel Attias October 17, 2004
6 31 Homecoming David Simon, Rafael Alvarez Rafael Alvarez Leslie Libman October 31, 2004
7 32 Back Burners David Simon, Joy Lusco Joy Lusco Tim Van Patten November 7, 2004
8 33 Moral Midgetry David Simon, Richard Price Richard Price Agnieszka Holland November 14, 2004
9 34 Slapstick David Simon, George Pelecanos David Simon Alex Zakrzewski November 21, 2004
10 35 Reformation David Simon, Ed Burns Ed Burns Christine Moore November 28, 2004
11 36 Middle Ground David Simon, George Pelecanos George Pelecanos Joe Chappelle December 12, 2004
12 37 Mission Accomplished David Simon, Ed Burns David Simon Ernest Dickerson December 19, 2004

Season fourEdit

Main article: Season four
Season # Series # Title Story Teleplay Director Original airdate
1 38 Boys of Summer David Simon, Ed Burns David Simon Joe Chappelle September 10, 2006
2 39 Soft Eyes Ed Burns, David Mills David Mills Christine Moore September 17, 2006
3 40 Home Rooms Ed Burns, Richard Price Richard Price Seith Mann September 24, 2006
4 41 Refugees Ed Burns, Dennis Lehane Dennis Lehane Jim McKay October 1, 2006
5 42 Alliances David Simon, Ed Burns Ed Burns David Platt October 8, 2006
6 43 Margin of Error Ed Burns, Eric Overmyer Eric Overmyer Dan Attias October 15, 2006
7 44 Unto Others Ed Burns, William F. Zorzi William F. Zorzi Anthony Hemingway October 29, 2006
8 45 Corner Boys Ed Burns, Richard Price Richard Price Agnieszka Holland November 5, 2006
9 46 Know Your Place Ed Burns, Kia Corthron Kia Corthron Alex Zakrzewski November 12, 2006
10 47 Misgivings Ed Burns, Eric Overmyer Ed Burns Ernest R. Dickerson November 19, 2006
11 48 A New Day David Simon, Ed Burns Ed Burns Brad Anderson November 26, 2006
12 49 That's Got His Own Ed Burns, George Pelecanos George Pelecanos Joe Chappelle December 3, 2006
13 50 Final Grades David Simon, Ed Burns David Simon Ernest R. Dickerson December 10, 2006

Season fiveEdit

Main article: Season five
Season # Series # Title Story Teleplay Director Original airdate
1 51 More with Less David Simon, Ed Burns David Simon Joe Chappelle January 6, 2008
2 52 Unconfirmed Reports David Simon, William F. Zorzi William F. Zorzi Ernest Dickerson January 13, 2008
3 53 Not for Attribution David Simon, Chris Collins Chris Collins Scott & Joy Kecken January 20, 2008
4 54 Transitions David Simon, Ed Burns Ed Burns Dan Attias January 27, 2008
5 55 React Quotes David Simon, David Mills David Mills Agnieszka Holland February 3, 2008
6 56 The Dickensian Aspect David Simon, Ed Burns Ed Burns Seith Mann February 10, 2008
7 57 Took David Simon, Richard Price Richard Price Dominic West February 17, 2008
8 58 Clarifications David Simon, Dennis Lehane Dennis Lehane Anthony Hemingway February 24, 2008
9 59 Late Editions David Simon, George Pelecanos George Pelecanos Joe Chappelle March 2 2008
10 60 –30– David Simon, Ed Burns David Simon Clark Johnson March 9 2008

ReferencesEdit

  1. Higgins, John M. (2006). HBO Renews The Wire. Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved on 2006-09-13.
  2. David Mills (2007-02-28). Just to tease you fans of The Wire.... Retrieved on 2007-03-14.
  3. David Lambert (09/03/2007). The Wire - Want Some Holiday Scoop? Release Date, Lower-Than-Typical Cost for HBO's 4th Season. TV shows on DVD. Retrieved on 2007-11-01.
  4. The Wire: Season 4. Play.com (2007). Retrieved on 2007-11-01.
  5. The Wire season 2 crew. HBO (2007). Retrieved on 2007-10-14.

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