5 Characters From ‘The Wire’ That Were Based On Real People


In my mind, HBO’s “The Wire” will always be considered the greatest television series of all time. When the show came out over a decade ago, the series and it’s characters felt so… real. Like it was a scripted drama that wasn’t all that hard to script since it was partially based in fact of the inner-city drug trade. The show’s creator, former Baltimore Sun crime reporter David Simon, had plenty of real-life people to include in his master opus. I.E.: Omar Little and Tommy Carcetti, based on Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley.

Jimmy McNulty may have been a work of fiction, but that drunk womanizing P.O.S. cop will always ben the realest dude in my book.

all in the game yo