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

by 3 years ago


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

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