AG to The Wire: Make More Episodes

Or at least a movie, pleads Eric Holder

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 1, 2011 6:22 AM CDT

(Newser) – The nation's top lawyer has it out for David Simon. AG Eric Holder yesterday ordered the creator of The Wire to start working on another season of the HBO crime drama—and jokingly reminded him that "I have a lot of power." Holder issued his plea to Simon and Ed Burns while appearing alongside three Wire stars at a Justice Department conference focusing on protecting children from drug abuse and exploitation, Reuters reports.

"I want to speak directly to Mr. Burns and Mr. Simon: Do another season of The Wire," Holder said, to laughter from the audience. "That’s actually at a minimum. If you don’t do a season, do a movie. We’ve done HBO movies, this is a series that deserves a movie. I want another season or I want a movie," he said. "I have a lot of power, Mr. Burns and Mr. Simon."

Actors, from left, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce, and  Dominic West are shown in a scene from HBO's The Wire.
Actors, from left, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce, and Dominic West are shown in a scene from HBO's "The Wire".   (AP Photo/HBO, Nicole Rivelli)
Attorney General Eric Holder would like, at a minimum, another season of The Wire. Or at least a movie. He's talking to you, David Simon.
Attorney General Eric Holder would like, at a minimum, another season of "The Wire." Or at least a movie. He's talking to you, David Simon.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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