When The Wire®
premiered in 2002, many were surprised that HBO® would take on a cop show, one of broadcast television’s favorite genres. But The Wire
was no average show. It started with a cops-and-criminals tale set in a Baltimore
housing project and spun out from there. A sprawling, textured portrait of an American city in decline, The Wire
moved from the streets to the docks, and from city hall to the public schools. The ultimate companion to the celebrated show, The Wire: Truth Be Told
is a must-have book for all fans, including essays from writers David Simon, George Pelecanos, Laura Lippman, and others; interviews with the show’s creators; captivating behind-the-scenes details on the making of the show; fascinating true stories behind favorite characters; hundreds of photos; overviews of each of the The Wire
five distinct seasons; and entertaining summaries of all sixty episodes.