I am sure that ‘The Wire’ creator David Simon gets propositioned by tons of folks to please create a 6th season of the show, but he usually doesn’t respond with a counter offer. However, that is exactly what he did when attorney general Eric Holder made remarks during a drug policy event in Washington last week. Holder made a lighthearted request of The Wire creators saying “I want to speak directly to [Co-creator Ed] Burns and Mr. Simon: Do another season of The Wire.”
When David Simon heard that this happened he took to email to respond with the following:
The Attorney-General’s kind remarks are noted and appreciated. I’ve spoken to Ed Burns and we are prepared to go to work on season six of The Wire if the Department of Justice is equally ready to reconsider and address its continuing prosecution of our misguided, destructive and dehumanising drug prohibition.
Simon further claimed that the government’s current anti-drug policies are “nothing more or less than a war on our underclass”.
He continued: “[It is] succeeding only in transforming our democracy into the jailingest nation on the planet (sic).”
So you are saying there is a chance? Probably not…