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Kingpin is an American crime/drama mini-series which debuted on the NBC network in the U.S. and CTV in Canada on February 2, 2003 and lasted 6 episodes. NBC's answer to The Sopranos and also influenced by The Godfather, Macbeth and Traffik, the story was about a Mexican drug trafficker named Miguel Cadena (Yancey Arias) and his family life. It was to be followed by a television series, but low ratings canceled those plans. The series was created and written by The Wire writer David Mills and shares several cast members with The Wire.
- Robert Wisdom plays Rolando in Kingpin and stars as Howard "Bunny" Colvin in The Wire.
- Deirdre Lovejoy plays Laura's Lawyer in Kingpin and stars as Assistant State's Attorney Rhonda Pearlman in The Wire.
- Neko Parham plays Shawn Williams in Kingpin and State Police Undercover Troy Wiggins in the season 1 The Wire episode "The Cost".