Attorney General Eric Holder delivered an unusual request earlier this week during a panel discussion at Justice Department headquarters: He wants more episodes of The Wire.
For once, this isn’t an Onion story. Holder took part in a panel discussion Tuesday on the ways children are exploited by the drug trade, along with three actors from the HBO show. That’s when he issued his marching orders to the show’s main writers, Reuters said:
“I want to speak to Mr. [Ed] Burns and Mr. [David] Simon: Do another season of The Wire, ” Holder said, drawing laughter and applause 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.”
Holder ended his command rather ominously: “I have a lot of power, Mr. Burns and Mr. Simon.” Actor Wendell “Bunk” Pierce responded with a “Hear, hear.”
Holder’s request is presumably backed by his boss and Omar fanatic, President Obama. So: get to work, guys. The feds want you back on the case.
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